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Form DEF 14A BYTE Acquisition Corp. For: Dec 20

November 28, 2022 4:24 PM EST

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

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SCHEDULE 14A

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Information Required in Proxy Statement
Schedule 14A Information

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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BYTE Acquisition Corp.
(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

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(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

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PROXY STATEMENT — DATED NOVEMBER 28, 2022

BYTE Acquisition Corp.
445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10022

PROXY STATEMENT FOR EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

OF SHAREHOLDERS OF

BYTE Acquisition Corp.

Dear Shareholders of BYTE Acquisition Corp.:

You are cordially invited to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”) of shareholders of BYTE Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company,” “BYTE,” “we,” “us” or “our”), to be held on December 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, at the offices of White & Case LLP, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or at such other time, on such other date and at such other place to which the meeting may be postponed or adjourned, or to attend virtually via the Internet. You will be able to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting online, vote, and submit your questions during the Extraordinary General Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP. The accompanying proxy statement is dated November 28, 2022, and is first being mailed to shareholders of the Company on or about November 28, 2022.

Even if you are planning on attending the Extraordinary General Meeting online, please promptly submit your proxy vote by completing, dating, signing and returning the enclosed proxy, so that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. It is strongly recommended that you complete and return your proxy card before the Extraordinary General Meeting date to ensure that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Instructions on how to vote your shares are on the proxy materials you received for the Extraordinary General Meeting.

The Extraordinary General Meeting is being held to consider and vote upon the following proposals:

(a) as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (an “initial business combination”), (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares” or “public shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on March 23, 2021 (the “IPO”), from March 23, 2023, to September 25, 2023 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and

(b) as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Each of the Extension Proposal and the Adjournment Proposal is more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement, which you are encouraged to read carefully.

 

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THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL AND, IF PRESENTED, THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

The sole purpose of the Extension Proposal is to provide the Company with sufficient time to complete an initial business combination.

The Charter provides that the Company has until March 23, 2023, to complete an initial business combination. While the Company is currently in discussions regarding various business combination opportunities, the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) has determined that there may not be sufficient time before March 23, 2023 to complete an initial business combination. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders to extend the date by which the Company has to complete an initial business combination to the Extended Date.

In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”), including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal or if they vote at all. If the Extension is approved by the requisite vote of shareholders, the remaining public shareholders will retain their right to redeem their Class A Ordinary Shares upon consummation of our initial business combination when it is submitted to a vote of the shareholders, subject to any limitations set forth in the Charter, as amended. In addition, public shareholders will be entitled to have their shares redeemed for cash if the Company has not completed an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (as defined below), which was $326,895,110 (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes), the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.10 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on the Record Date, was $10.00. The Company cannot assure shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.

Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension Proposal is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

(i) (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and

(ii) prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 16, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.

Holders of units of the Company must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.

If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining public shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve,

 

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subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by the applicable deadline as may be extended.

Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Cayman Islands Companies Act (As Revised) (the “Companies Act”), being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company issued to BYTE Holdings LP, the Company’s sponsor (the “Sponsor”) in a private placement prior to the IPO (“Class B Ordinary Shares” and, together with the Class A Ordinary Shares, the “Ordinary Shares”) issued and outstanding, voting together as a single class, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Ordinary Shares that are present virtually during the Extraordinary General Meeting constitute Ordinary Shares represented “in person.”

Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

The Board has fixed the close of business on November 17, 2022, as the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Record Date”). Only shareholders of record on November 17, 2022, are entitled to notice of and to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting or any postponement or adjournment thereof. Further information regarding voting rights and the matters to be voted upon is presented in the accompanying proxy statement.

You are not being asked to vote on an initial business combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares in connection with the Extension, you will retain the right to vote on an initial business combination if and when such transaction is submitted to shareholders and the right to redeem your public shares for cash from the Trust Account in the event a proposed initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date. If an initial business combination is not consummated by the Extended Date, assuming the Extension is implemented, and the Company does not obtain an additional extension, the Company will redeem its public shares.

All BYTE shareholders are cordially invited to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting via the Internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. To ensure your representation at the Extraordinary General Meeting, however, you are urged to complete, sign, date and return your proxy card as soon as possible. If your shares are held in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, you must instruct your broker or bank on how to vote your shares. You may revoke your proxy card at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting.

A shareholder’s failure to vote in person or by proxy will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Please sign, date and return your proxy card as soon as possible. You are requested to carefully read the proxy statement and accompanying Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting for a more complete statement of matters to be considered at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If you have any questions or need assistance voting your ordinary shares, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC, our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [email protected]

On behalf of our board of directors, we would like to thank you for your support of BYTE Acquisition Corp.

November 28, 2022

By Order of the Board,

   

/s/ Kobi Rozengarten

   

Kobi Rozengarten

   

Chairman of the Board of Directors

   

 

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If you return your proxy card signed and without an indication of how you wish to vote, your shares will be voted “FOR” each of the proposals.

TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS, YOU MUST (1) IF YOU HOLD CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES AS PART OF UNITS, ELECT TO SEPARATE YOUR UNITS INTO THE UNDERLYING PUBLIC SHARES AND PUBLIC WARRANTS PRIOR TO EXERCISING YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PUBLIC SHARES, (2) SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE TRANSFER AGENT AT LEAST TWO BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE VOTE AT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING THAT YOUR PUBLIC SHARES BE REDEEMED FOR CASH AND (3) DELIVER YOUR CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES TO THE TRANSFER AGENT, PHYSICALLY OR ELECTRONICALLY USING THE DEPOSITORY TRUST COMPANY’S DWAC (DEPOSIT WITHDRAWAL AT CUSTODIAN) SYSTEM, IN EACH CASE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES AND DEADLINES DESCRIBED IN THE ACCOMPANYING PROXY STATEMENT. IF YOU HOLD THE SHARES IN STREET NAME, YOU WILL NEED TO INSTRUCT THE ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE AT YOUR BANK OR BROKER TO WITHDRAW THE SHARES FROM YOUR ACCOUNT IN ORDER TO EXERCISE YOUR REDEMPTION RIGHTS.

This proxy statement is dated November 28, 2022
and is first being mailed to our shareholders with the form of proxy on or about
November 28, 2022.

 

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IMPORTANT

Whether or not you expect to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting, you are respectfully requested by the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) to sign, date and return the enclosed proxy promptly, or follow the instructions contained in the proxy card or voting instructions provided by your broker. If you grant a proxy, you may revoke it at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting.

BYTE Acquisition Corp.
445 Park Avenue, 9
th Floor
New York, New York 10022

NOTICE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON
DECEMBER 20, 2022

Dear Shareholders of BYTE Acquisition Corp.:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”) of shareholders of BYTE Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), will be held on December 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, at the offices of White & Case LLP, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or at such other time, on such other date and at such other place to which the meeting may be postponed or adjourned, and will be available to attend virtually via the Internet. You will be able to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting online, vote and submit your questions during the Extraordinary General Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP. The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held to consider and vote upon the following proposals:

1.      Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (an “initial business combination”), (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares” or “public shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on March 23, 2021 (the “IPO”), from March 23, 2023, to September 25, 2023 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and

2.      Proposal No. 2 — The Adjournment Proposal — as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

The above matters are more fully described in the accompanying proxy statement. We urge you to read carefully the accompanying proxy statement in its entirety.

The sole purpose of the Extension Proposal is to provide the Company with sufficient time to complete an initial business combination.

Approval of the Extension Proposal is a condition to the implementation of the Extension. The Extension Proposal is also conditioned upon receipt of no more than 80% of the public shares (as defined below) being put to us for redemption, which requires that a substantial number of public shareholders do not redeem or redeem only a portion of their public shares. The Board reserves the right to waive such condition and proceed with the Extension

 

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Proposal, in its sole discretion. In addition, we will not proceed with the Extension if the number of redemptions of our public shares causes us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension, which condition may not be waived by the Board. The Adjournment Proposal is not subject to these, or any other, conditions. Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under the Cayman Islands Companies Act (As Revised) (the “Companies Act”), being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company issued to BYTE Holdings LP, the Company’s sponsor (the “Sponsor”) in a private placement prior to the IPO (“Class B Ordinary Shares” and together with the Class A Ordinary Shares, the “Ordinary Shares”) issued and outstanding, voting together as a single class, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Ordinary Shares that are present virtually during the Extraordinary General Meeting constitute Ordinary Shares represented “in person.”

Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the trust account established in connection with the IPO (the “Trust Account”), including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal, or if they vote at all. If the Extension is approved by the requisite vote of shareholders, the remaining public shareholders will retain their right to redeem their Class A Ordinary Shares upon consummation of our initial business combination when it is submitted to a vote of the shareholders, subject to any limitations set forth in the Charter, as amended. In addition, public shareholders will be entitled to have their shares redeemed for cash if the Company has not completed an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

(i) (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and

(ii) prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 16, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.

Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.

If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

 

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The Company’s sponsor is BYTE Holdings LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership. The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares or shares underlying the Private Placement Units (as defined below) held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, or by the applicable deadline as may be extended, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by the applicable deadline as may be extended.

If the Company liquidates, the Sponsor has agreed that it will be liable to us if and to the extent any claims by a third party for services rendered or products sold to us, or a prospective target business with which we have entered into a written letter of intent, confidentiality or other similar agreement or business combination agreement, reduce the amount of funds in the Trust Account to below the lesser of (i) $10.00 per public share or (ii) the actual amount per public share held in the Trust Account as of the date of the liquidation of the Trust Account, if less than $10.00 per public share due to reductions in the value of the trust assets, less taxes payable, provided that such liability will not apply to any claims by a third party or prospective target business who executed a waiver of any and all rights to the monies held in the Trust Account (whether or not such waiver is enforceable) nor does it apply to any claims under our indemnity of the underwriter of the IPO against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The per-share liquidation price for the public shares is anticipated to be approximately $10.10 (based on the amount held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes)). Nevertheless, the Company cannot assure you that the per share distribution from the Trust Account, if the Company liquidates, will not be less than $10.10 due to unforeseen claims of potential creditors.

If the Extension Proposal is approved, such approval will constitute consent for the Company to (i) remove from the Trust Account an amount (the “Withdrawal Amount”) equal to the number of public shares properly redeemed multiplied by the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares and (ii) deliver to the holders of such redeemed public shares their portion of the Withdrawal Amount. The funds remaining in the Trust Account after the removal of such Withdrawal Amount shall be available for use by the Company to complete an initial business combination on or before the Extended Date. Holders of public shares who do not redeem their public shares now will retain their redemption rights and their ability to vote on an initial business combination through the Extended Date if the Extension Proposal is approved.

The withdrawal of the Withdrawal Amount will reduce the amount held in the Trust Account, and the amount remaining in the Trust Account may be significantly less than the $326,895,110 that was in the Trust Account as of the Record Date. In such an event, the Company may need to obtain additional funds to complete its initial business combination, and there can be no assurance that such funds will be available on terms acceptable to the parties or at all.

Only shareholders of record of the Company as of the close of business on November 17, 2022, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Extraordinary General Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Each Ordinary Share entitles the holder thereof to one vote. On the record date, there were 41,491,564 Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, including 33,399,251 Class A Ordinary Shares (including 32,369,251 Class A Ordinary Shares issued in connection with the IPO and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying the private placement units (the “Private Placement Units”) held by the Sponsor and purchased simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO) and 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares. The Company’s warrants do not have voting rights in connection with the proposals.

Your vote is important. Proxy voting permits shareholders unable to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person to vote their shares through a proxy. By appointing a proxy, your shares will be represented and voted in accordance with your instructions. You can vote your shares by completing and returning your proxy card or by completing the voting instruction form provided to you by your broker. Proxy cards that are signed and returned but

 

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do not include voting instructions will be voted by the proxy as recommended by the Board. You can change your voting instructions or revoke your proxy at any time prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting by following the instructions included in this proxy statement and on the proxy card.

It is strongly recommended that you complete and return your proxy card before the Extraordinary General Meeting date to ensure that your shares will be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. You are urged to review carefully the information contained in the enclosed proxy statement prior to deciding how to vote your shares. If you have any questions or need assistance voting your Ordinary Shares, please contact Morrow Sodali LLC, our proxy solicitor, by calling (800) 662-5200, or banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400, or by emailing [email protected]

By Order of the Board,

   

/s/ Kobi Rozengarten

   

Kobi Rozengarten

   

Chairman of the Board of Directors

   

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 20, 2022

This Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting and Proxy Statement are available at
https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022.

 

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BYTE Acquisition Corp.
PROXY STATEMENT
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
To Be Held at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, on December 20, 2022

This proxy statement and the enclosed form of proxy are furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the board of directors (the “Board”) for use at the extraordinary general meeting of BYTE Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company,” “BYTE,” “we,” “us” or “our”), and any postponements, adjournments or continuations thereof (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”). The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held on December 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, at the offices of White & Case LLP, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, and will be available to attend virtually via the Internet. You will be able to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting online, vote and submit your questions during the Extraordinary General Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This proxy statement contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) that are not historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this proxy statement including, without limitation, regarding the Company’s financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “seek” and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management’s current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on April 6, 2022, the Company’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and elsewhere in our filings with the SEC. The Company’s securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

These Questions and Answers are only summaries of the matters they discuss. They do not contain all of the information that may be important to you. You should read carefully the entire document, including any annexes to this proxy statement.

Why am I receiving this proxy statement?

This proxy statement and the enclosed proxy card are being sent to you in connection with the solicitation of proxies by our Board for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in person or virtually on December 20, 2022, or at any adjournments or postponement thereof. This proxy statement summarizes the information that you need to make an informed decision on the proposals to be considered at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

BYTE is a blank check company incorporated on January 8, 2021 as a Cayman Islands exempted company for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses (an “initial business combination”).

On January 22, 2021, BYTE Holdings LP (the “Sponsor”) purchased an aggregate of 8,625,000 Class B ordinary shares, par value $0.0001, of the Company (“Class B Ordinary Shares”), for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share. On April 7, 2021, the underwriter of the IPO (as defined below) exercised its over-allotment option in part, and as a result, 532,687 Class B Ordinary Shares were forfeited.

On March 23, 2021, the Company consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 30,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. On April 7, 2021, the underwriter exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,369,251 units, generating additional gross proceeds of $23,692,510. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares” or “public shares”) and one-half of one redeemable warrant to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share. Simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO, BYTE completed the private placement of 1,030,000 private placement units (the “Private Placement Units”) at a purchase price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to us of $10,300,000. Following the closing of the IPO and over-allotment, a total of $323,692,510 ($10.00 per unit) of the net proceeds from its IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Units were placed in a trust account (the “Trust Account”) with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company (“Continental”) acting as trustee. Our charter provides for the return of the IPO proceeds held in the Trust Account to the holders of public shares if we do not complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023.

While the Company is currently in discussions regarding various business combination opportunities, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before March 23, 2023 to complete an initial business combination. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders to extend the date by which the Company has to complete an initial business combination to September 25, 2023 (the “Extended Date”).

What is being voted on?

You are being asked to vote on the following proposals:

1.      as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate an initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A Ordinary Shares included as part of the units sold in the IPO, from March 23, 2023, to the Extended Date (the “Extension,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”); and

2.      as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

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You are not being asked to vote on an initial business combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares, you will retain the right to vote on our initial business combination if and when it is submitted to shareholders and the right to redeem your public shares for cash in the event an initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

What is the effect of giving a proxy?

Proxies are solicited by and on behalf of our Board. Kobi Rozengarten and Sam Gloor have been designated as proxies by our Board. When proxies are properly dated, executed and returned, the shares represented by such proxies will be voted at the Extraordinary General Meeting in accordance with the instructions of the shareholder. If no specific instructions are given, however, the shares will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of our Board as described below. If any matters not described in this proxy statement are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the proxy holders will use their own judgment to determine how to vote the shares. If the Extraordinary General Meeting is adjourned, the proxy holders can vote the shares on the new Extraordinary General Meeting date as well, unless you have properly revoked your proxy instructions, as described elsewhere herein.

Can I attend the Extraordinary General Meeting?

The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, on December 20, 2022, at the offices of White & Case LLP, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or virtually via live webcast. You will be able to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting online, vote and submit your questions during the Extraordinary General Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. The Extraordinary General Meeting will comply with the meeting rules of conduct. The rules of conduct will be posted on the virtual meeting web portal. We encourage you to access the Extraordinary General Meeting webcast prior to the start time. Online check-in will begin fifteen minutes prior to the start time of the Extraordinary General Meeting, and you should allow ample time for the check-in procedures. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares.

Why should I vote to approve the Extension?

Our Board believes shareholders will benefit from the Company consummating an initial business combination and is proposing the Extension to extend the date by which the Company has to complete an initial business combination until the Extended Date. The Extension would give the Company the opportunity to complete its initial business combination.

The Charter currently provides that if the Company does not complete an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

We believe that the provisions of the Charter described in the preceding paragraph were included to protect the Company’s shareholders from having to sustain their investments for an unreasonably long period if the Company failed to find a suitable initial business combination in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. We also

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believe, however, that given the Company’s expenditure of time, effort and money on pursuing an initial business combination and our belief that an initial business combination offers an attractive investment for our shareholders, the Extension is warranted.

In connection with the Extension, public shareholders may elect to redeem their shares for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares, regardless of how such public shareholders vote on the Extension Proposal, or if they vote at all. We will not proceed with the Extension if redemptions of public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension Proposal. The Extension Proposal is also conditioned upon receipt of no more than 80% of the public shares being put to us for redemption, which requires that a substantial number of public shareholders do not redeem or redeem only a portion of their public shares. The Board reserves the right to waive such condition and proceed with the Extension Proposal, in its sole discretion.

Liquidation of the Trust Account is a fundamental obligation of the Company to the public shareholders and the Company is not proposing and will not propose to change that obligation to the public shareholders. If holders of public shares do not elect to redeem their public shares, such holders shall retain redemption rights in connection with an initial business combination. Assuming the Extension is approved, the Company will have until the Extended Date to complete an initial business combination, unless the Company obtains any additional extension.

Our Board recommends that you vote in favor of the Extension Proposal, but expresses no opinion as to whether you should redeem your public shares.

How do the Company insiders intend to vote their shares?

The Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers and initial shareholders and their permitted transferees (collectively, the “Initial Shareholders”) are expected to vote any Class A Ordinary Shares and Class B Ordinary Shares (together, the “Ordinary Shares”) over which they have voting control in favor of the Extension Proposal and, if presented, the Adjournment Proposal.

The Initial Shareholders are not entitled to redeem any Ordinary Shares held by them. On the record date, the Initial Shareholders beneficially owned and were entitled to vote 9,122,313 Ordinary Shares, which represents 22.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares.

Subject to applicable securities laws (including with respect to material nonpublic information), the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates may (i) purchase public shares from institutional and other investors (including those who vote, or indicate an intention to vote, against any of the proposals presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, or elect to redeem, or indicate an intention to redeem, public shares), (ii) enter into transactions with such investors and others to provide them with incentives to not redeem their public shares, or (iii) execute agreements to purchase such public shares from such investors or enter into non-redemption agreements in the future. In the event that the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates purchase public shares in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply, they (a) would purchase the public shares at a price no higher than the price offered through the Company’s redemption process (i.e., approximately $10.10 per share, based on the amounts held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes)); (b) would represent in writing that such public shares will not be voted in favor of approving the Extension; and (c) would waive in writing any redemption rights with respect to the public shares so purchased.

To the extent any such purchases by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates are made in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases apply, the Company will disclose in a Current Report on Form 8-K prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting the following: (i) the number of public shares purchased outside of the redemption offer, along with the purchase price(s) for such public shares; (ii) the purpose of any such purchases; (iii) the impact, if any, of the purchases on the likelihood that the Extension will be approved; (iv) the identities of the securityholders who sold to the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates (if not purchased on the open market) or the nature of the securityholders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold such public shares; and (v) the number of Ordinary Shares for which the Company has received redemption requests pursuant to its redemption offer.

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The purpose of such share purchases and other transactions would be to increase the likelihood of (i) otherwise limiting the number of public shares electing to redeem and (ii) the Company’s net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51(g)(l) of the Exchange Act) being at least $5,000,001.

If such transactions are effected, the consequence could be to cause the Extension to be effectuated in circumstances where such effectuation could not otherwise occur. Consistent with SEC guidance, purchases of shares by the persons described above would not be permitted to be voted for the Extension at the Extraordinary General Meeting and could decrease the chances that the Extension would be approved. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our securities and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, possibly making it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.

The Company hereby represents that any Company securities purchased by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply would not be voted in favor of approving the Extension Proposal.

Who is the Company’s Sponsor?

The Company’s Sponsor is BYTE Holdings LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership. The Sponsor currently owns an aggregate of 9,122,313 Ordinary Shares, which consists of 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying the Private Placement Units held by the Sponsor. The members of our management team are among the members of our Sponsor. The Sponsor is controlled by its manager, Byte Holdings GP Corp., and Kobi Rozengarten, our Chairman, and Vadim Komissarov, one of the Company’s directors, are the sole directors of Byte Holdings GP Corp. and share voting and investment discretion with respect to the Ordinary Shares held of record by Byte Holdings LP.

The Company’s ability to complete an initial business combination with a U.S. target company may be impacted if such initial business combination is subject to U.S. foreign investment regulations and review by a U.S. government entity, such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), and ultimately prohibited.

The Sponsor, BYTE Holdings LP is a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, is likely to be considered a “foreign person” under the regulations administered by CFIUS. As such, an initial business combination with a U.S. business may be subject to CFIUS jurisdiction, the scope of which includes controlling investments (within the meaning of “control” under the CFIUS regulations) as well as certain non-passive, non-controlling investments in sensitive U.S. businesses meeting certain criteria. If the Company’s potential initial business combination with a U.S. business falls within CFIUS’s jurisdiction, the parties may determine that they are required to make a mandatory filing or that they will submit a voluntary filing to CFIUS, or to proceed with the initial business combination without notifying CFIUS and risk CFIUS intervention, before or after closing the initial business combination. CFIUS may decide to delay the initial business combination, impose conditions to mitigate national security concerns with respect to such initial business combination or recommend that the U.S. president block the initial business combination or order the Company to divest all or a portion of a U.S. business of the combined company, which may limit the attractiveness of or prevent the Company from pursuing certain initial business combination opportunities that it believes would otherwise be beneficial to the Company and its shareholders. As a result, the pool of potential targets with which the Company could complete an initial business combination may be impacted, and it may be adversely affected in terms of competing with other special purpose acquisition companies which do not have similar foreign ownership issues.

Moreover, the process of government review, whether by the CFIUS or otherwise, could be lengthy and the Company has limited time to complete its initial business combination. If the Company cannot complete its initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by September 25, 2023, if the Extension is approved, or such later date that may be approved by the Company’s shareholders, because the review process extends beyond such timeframe or because the initial business combination is ultimately prohibited by CFIUS or another U.S. government entity, the Company may be required to liquidate. If the Company liquidates, its public shareholders may only receive approximately $10.10 per share (based on the amount held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes), and assuming the Extension is not approved), and the Company’s warrants will expire worthless. This will also cause you to lose the investment opportunity in a target company and the chance of realizing future gains on your investment through any price appreciation in the combined company.

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What vote is required to approve the Extension Proposal?

Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, voting together as a single class, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Ordinary Shares that are present virtually during the Extraordinary General Meeting constitute Ordinary Shares represented “in person.”

What vote is required to approve the Adjournment Proposal?

Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so in person or by proxy at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

What if I want to vote against or don’t want to vote for any of the proposals?

If you do not want any of the proposals to be approved, you must abstain, not vote or vote against such proposal. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.

Will you seek any further extensions to liquidate the Trust Account?

Other than the extension until the Extended Date as described in this proxy statement, we do not anticipate seeking any further extension to consummate an initial business combination.

What happens if the Extension Proposal is not approved?

If the Extension Proposal is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

The Initial Shareholders have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, or by the applicable deadline as may be extended, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by the applicable deadline as may be extended. The Company will pay the costs of liquidation from its remaining assets outside of the Trust Account.

If the Extension is approved, what happens next?

The Company is continuing its efforts to complete its initial business combination.

The Company is seeking approval of the Extension because the Company may not be able to complete an initial business combination prior to March 23, 2023. If the Extension is approved, the Company expects to continue evaluating business combination opportunities in pursuit of entering into a business combination agreement and seeking shareholder approval of an initial business combination. If shareholders approve an initial business combination, the Company expects to consummate such initial business combination as soon as possible following shareholder approval and satisfaction of the other conditions to the consummation of such initial business combination.

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Upon approval of the Extension Proposal by the holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the Company will file an amendment to the Charter with the Cayman Islands Registrar of Companies (the “Cayman Registrar”) in the form attached as Annex A hereto. The Company will remain a reporting company under the Exchange Act, and its units, Class A Ordinary Shares and public warrants will remain publicly traded.

If the Extension is approved, any removal of any Withdrawal Amount (defined as an amount equal to the number of public shares properly redeemed multiplied by the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares) from the Trust Account will reduce the amount remaining in the Trust Account and increase the percentage interest of Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor through the Class B Ordinary Shares. We will not proceed with the Extension if redemptions of public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension. The Extension Proposal is also conditioned upon receipt of no more than 80% of the public shares being put to us for redemption, which requires that a substantial number of public shareholders do not redeem or redeem only a portion of their public shares. The Board reserves the right to waive such condition and proceed with the Extension Proposal, in its sole discretion.

If the Extension is approved, the Sponsor and/or its members will continue to receive payments from the Company of $10,000 per month for office space and secretarial and administrative services provided to members of our management team until the earlier of the Company’s consummation of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement, dated as of March 18, 2021, by and between the Company and the Sponsor (the “Administrative Services Agreement”).

Where will I be able to find the voting results of the Extraordinary General Meeting?

We will announce preliminary voting results at the Extraordinary General Meeting. We will also disclose voting results on a Current Report on Form 8-K that we will file with the SEC within four business days after the Extraordinary General Meeting. If final voting results are not available to us in time to file a Current Report on Form 8-K within four business days after the Extraordinary General Meeting, we will file a Current Report on Form 8-K to publish preliminary results and will provide the final results in an amendment to such Current Report on Form 8-K as soon as they become available.

Would I still be able to exercise my redemption rights in connection with a vote to approve a proposed initial business combination?

Yes. Assuming you are a shareholder as of the record date for voting on a proposed initial business combination, you will be able to vote on a proposed initial business combination if and when it is submitted to shareholders. If you disagree with an initial business combination, you will retain your right to redeem your public shares upon consummation of such initial business combination, subject to any limitations set forth in our Charter.

How do I change my vote?

Shareholders may send a later-dated, signed proxy card to the Company at 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022, attn.: Sam Gloor, so that it is received prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting (which is scheduled to take place on December 20, 2022). Shareholders also may revoke their proxy by sending a notice of revocation to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, which must be received prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting, or by attending the Extraordinary General Meeting, revoking their proxy and voting in person. However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your broker, bank or another nominee, you must contact your broker, bank or other nominee to change your vote.

How are votes counted?

Votes will be counted by the inspector of election appointed for the meeting, who will separately count “FOR” and “AGAINST” votes, abstentions and broker non-votes for each of the proposals. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.

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If my shares are held in “street name,” will my broker automatically vote them for me?

If you do not give instructions to your broker, your broker can vote your shares with respect to “discretionary” items, but not with respect to “non-discretionary” items. We believe that each of the proposals are “non-discretionary” items.

Your broker can vote your shares with respect to “non-discretionary” items only if you provide instructions on how to vote. You should instruct your broker to vote your shares. Your broker can tell you how to provide these instructions. If you do not give your broker instructions, your shares will be treated as broker non-votes with respect to all proposals. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

What is a quorum?

A quorum is the minimum number of shares required to be present at the Extraordinary General Meeting for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be properly held under our Charter and the Companies Act. The presence, in person, by proxy, or if a corporation or other non-natural person, by its duly authorized representative or proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting constitutes a quorum. Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” (so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe that each of the proposals is a “non-discretionary” matter.

Who can vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting?

Holders of our Ordinary Shares as of the close of business on November 17, 2022, the record date, are entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. As of the record date, there were 41,491,564 Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, consisting of 33,399,251 Class A Ordinary Shares and 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares. In deciding all matters at the Extraordinary General Meeting, each shareholder will be entitled to one vote for each share held by them on the record date. Holders of Class A Ordinary Shares and holders of Class B Ordinary Shares will vote together as a single class on all matters submitted to a vote of our shareholders except as required by law. The Initial Shareholders collectively own all of our issued and outstanding Class B Ordinary Shares, constituting approximately 19.5% of our issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares.

Registered Shareholders.    If our shares are registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, Continental, you are considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares. As the shareholder of record, you have the right to grant your voting proxy directly to the individuals listed on the proxy card or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Street Name Shareholders.    If our shares are held on your behalf in a brokerage account or by a bank or other nominee, you are considered the beneficial owner of those shares held in “street name,” and your broker or nominee is considered the shareholder of record with respect to those shares. As the beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker or nominee as to how to vote your shares. However, since a beneficial owner is not the shareholder of record, you may not vote your Ordinary Shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting unless you follow your broker’s procedures for obtaining a legal proxy. Throughout this proxy, we refer to shareholders who hold their shares through a broker, bank or other nominee as “street name shareholders.”

Does the Board recommend voting for the approval of the proposals?

Yes. After careful consideration of the terms and conditions of these proposals, the Board has determined that each of the proposals are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Board recommends that the Company’s shareholders vote “FOR” each of the proposals.

What interests do the Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have in the approval of the proposals?

The Sponsor and the Company’s directors and officers have interests in the proposals that may be different from, or in addition to, your interests as a shareholder. These interests include ownership of Class B Ordinary Shares, warrants contained in the Private Placement Units that may become exercisable in the future and the possibility of future compensatory arrangements. See the section entitled “Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Directors and Officers.”

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Are there any dissenter’s or appraisal or similar rights for dissenting shareholders?

Neither the Companies Act nor our Charter provide for appraisal or other similar rights for dissenting shareholders in connection with any of the proposals to be voted upon at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Accordingly, our shareholders will have no right to dissent and obtain payment for their shares.

What happens to the Company’s warrants if the Extension is not approved?

If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by the applicable deadline as may be extended.

What happens to the Company’s warrants if the Extension is approved?

If the Extension is approved, the Company will continue to attempt to consummate an initial business combination until the Extended Date and will retain the blank check company restrictions previously applicable to it. The warrants will remain outstanding in accordance with their terms.

How are the funds in the Trust Account currently being held?

With respect to the regulation of special purpose acquisition companies like the Company (“SPACs”), on March 30, 2022, the SEC issued proposed rules (the “SPAC Rule Proposals”) relating to, among other items, disclosures in business combination transactions involving SPACs and private operating companies; the condensed financial statement requirements applicable to transactions involving shell companies; the use of projections by SPACs in SEC filings in connection with proposed business combination transactions; the potential liability of certain participants in proposed business combination transactions; and the extent to which SPACs could become subject to regulation under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the “Investment Company Act”), including a proposed rule that would provide SPACs a safe harbor from treatment as an investment company if they satisfy certain conditions that limit a SPAC’s duration, asset composition, business purpose and activities.

There is currently uncertainty concerning the applicability of the Investment Company Act to a SPAC, including a company like ours, that does not complete its initial business combination within the proposed time frame set forth in the proposed safe harbor rule. As indicated above, we completed our IPO in March 23, 2021 and have operated as a blank check company searching for a target business with which to consummate an initial business combination since such time (or approximately 18 months after the effective date of our IPO, as of the date of this proxy statement). If we were deemed to be an investment company for purposes of the Investment Company Act, we might be forced to abandon our efforts to complete an initial business combination and instead be required to liquidate the Company. If we are required to liquidate the Company, our investors would not be able to realize the benefits of owning shares in a successor operating business, including the potential appreciation in the value of our shares and warrants following such a transaction, and our warrants would expire worthless.

The funds in the Trust Account have, since our IPO, been held only in U.S. government treasury obligations with a maturity of 185 days or less or in money market funds investing solely in U.S. government treasury obligations and meeting certain conditions under Rule 2a-7 under the Investment Company Act. However, to mitigate the risk of us being deemed to have been operating as an unregistered investment company (including under the subjective test of Section 3(a)(1)(A) of the Investment Company Act), we may, on or prior to the 24-month anniversary of the effective date of the registration statement filed in connection with our IPO (the “IPO Registration Statement”), should our Company continue to exist to such date, instruct Continental, the trustee with respect to the Trust Account, to liquidate the U.S. government treasury obligations or money market funds held in the Trust Account and thereafter to hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash until the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination

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or liquidation. As a result, following such liquidation, we will likely receive minimal interest, if any, on the funds held in the Trust Account, which would reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or liquidation of the Company.

In addition, even prior to the 24-month anniversary of the effective date of the IPO Registration Statement, we may be deemed to be an investment company. The longer that the funds in the Trust Account are held in short-term U.S. government securities or in money market funds invested exclusively in such securities, even prior to the 24-month anniversary, there is a greater risk that we may be considered an unregistered investment company, in which case we may be required to liquidate. Accordingly, we may determine, in our discretion, to liquidate the securities held in the Trust Account at any time, even prior to the 24-month anniversary, and instead hold all funds in the Trust Account in cash, which would further reduce the dollar amount our public shareholders would receive upon any redemption or our liquidation.

How do I vote?

If you are a holder of record of Ordinary Shares on November 17, 2022, the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting, you may vote in person or by virtual attendance at the Extraordinary General Meeting or by submitting a proxy for the Extraordinary General Meeting. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.

How do I redeem my Ordinary Shares?

Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension Proposal is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

(i)     (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and

(ii)    prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 16, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company.

Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.

Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes), the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.10 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on the Record Date, was $10.00. The Company cannot assure shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.

What should I do if I receive more than one set of voting materials?

You may receive more than one set of voting materials, including multiple copies of this proxy statement and multiple proxy cards or voting instruction cards, if your shares are registered in more than one name or are registered in different accounts. For example, if you hold your shares in more than one brokerage account, you will receive a

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separate voting instruction card for each brokerage account in which you hold shares. Please complete, sign, date and return each proxy card and voting instruction card that you receive in order to cast a vote with respect to all of your shares.

Who is paying for this proxy solicitation?

Our Board is soliciting proxies for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting. All costs associated with this solicitation will be borne directly by the Company. We have engaged Morrow Sodali LLC (“Morrow”) to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Extraordinary General Meeting. We have agreed to pay Morrow a fee of $27,500, plus associated disbursements for the Extraordinary General Meeting (including a one-time $10,000 advance against such disbursements), and will reimburse Morrow for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and indemnify Morrow against certain losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims. We will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. Our directors and officers may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies.

Who can help answer my questions?

If you have questions about the Extraordinary General Meeting or the proposals to be presented thereat, if you need additional copies of the proxy statement or the enclosed proxy card, or if you would like copies of any of the Company’s filings with the SEC, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, and our subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, you should contact:

BYTE Acquisition Corp.
445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Telephone: (917) 969-9250

You may also contact the Company’s proxy solicitor at:

Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow Street
5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200

(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)
Email: [email protected]

You may also obtain additional information about the Company from documents filed with the SEC by following the instructions in the section entitled “Where You Can Find More Information.”

If you are a holder of public shares and you intend to seek redemption of your shares, you will need to deliver your public shares (either physically or electronically) to the transfer agent at the address below prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 16, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting). If you have questions regarding the certification of your position or delivery of your shares, please contact:

Mark Zimkind
Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company
1 State Street, 30th Floor
New York, New York 10004
E-mail: [email protected]

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THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

Date, Time, Place and Purpose of the Extraordinary General Meeting

The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in person or by proxy on December 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, at the offices of White & Case LLP located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or virtually via live webcast at https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022, to consider and vote upon the proposals to be put to the Extraordinary General Meeting. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on proposals to:

1.      Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Charter pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (an “initial business combination”), (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination and (3) redeem all of the Class A Ordinary Shares, from March 23, 2023, to the Extended Date; and

2.      Proposal No. 2 — The Adjournment Proposal — as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the Extension Proposal, which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Voting Power; Record Date

Only shareholders of record of the Company as of the close of business on November 17, 2022, are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Extraordinary General Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Each Ordinary Share entitles the holder thereof to one vote. If your shares are held in “street name” or are in a margin or similar account, you should contact your broker to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. On the record date, there were 41,491,564 Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, including 33,399,251 Class A Ordinary Shares (including 32,369,251 Class A Ordinary Shares issued in connection with the IPO and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying the Private Placement Units held by the Sponsor and purchased simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO) and 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares. The Company’s warrants do not have voting rights in connection with the proposals.

Quorum and Vote of Shareholders

A quorum is the minimum number of shares required to be present at the Extraordinary General Meeting for the Extraordinary General Meeting to be properly held under our Charter and the Companies Act. The presence, in person, by proxy, or if a corporation or other non-natural person, by its duly authorized representative or proxy, of the holders of a majority of the issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares entitled to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting constitutes a quorum. Ordinary Shares that are present virtually during the Extraordinary General Meeting constitute Ordinary Shares represented “in person.” Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” (so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe each of the proposals constitutes a “non-discretionary” matter.

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Votes Required

Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Approval of the Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

If you do not want any of the proposals to be approved, you must abstain, not vote or vote against such proposal. A shareholder’s failure to vote by proxy or to vote in person at the Extraordinary General Meeting will not be counted towards the number of Ordinary Shares required to validly establish a quorum. Abstentions will be counted in connection with the determination of whether a valid quorum is established.

Voting

Our Board is asking for your proxy. Giving our Board your proxy means you authorize it to vote your shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting in the manner you direct. You may vote for or withhold your vote for the proposal or you may abstain from voting. All valid proxies received prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting will be voted. All shares represented by a proxy will be voted, and where a shareholder specifies by means of the proxy a choice with respect to any matter to be acted upon, the shares will be voted in accordance with the specification so made. If no choice is indicated on the proxy, the shares will be voted “FOR” each of the proposals and as the proxy holders may determine in their discretion with respect to any other matters that may properly come before the Extraordinary General Meeting.

You can vote your shares at the Extraordinary General Meeting in person or by proxy. You may attend the Extraordinary General Meeting via live webcast. You will be able to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting online, vote and submit your questions during the Extraordinary General Meeting by visiting https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.

Proxies that are marked “abstain” and proxies relating to “street name” shares that are returned to us but marked by brokers as “not voted” (so-called “broker non-votes”) will be treated as shares present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum on all matters. If a shareholder does not give the broker voting instructions, under applicable self-regulatory organization rules, its broker may not vote its shares on “non-discretionary” matters. We believe each of the proposals constitutes a “non-discretionary” matter.

Shareholders who have questions or need assistance in completing or submitting their proxy cards should contact our proxy solicitor, Morrow, at (800) 662-5200 or by sending a letter to 333 Ludlow Street, 5th Floor, South Tower, Stamford, CT 06902, or by emailing [email protected]

Revocability of Proxies

Shareholders may send a later-dated, signed proxy card to the Company at 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022, attn.: Sam Gloor, so that it is received prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting (which is scheduled to take place on December 20, 2022) or attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person or virtually and vote. Shareholders also may revoke their proxy by sending a notice of revocation to the Company’s

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Chief Executive Officer, which must be received prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. However, if your shares are held in “street name” by your broker, bank or another nominee, you must contact your broker, bank or other nominee to change your vote.

Attendance at the Extraordinary General Meeting

The Extraordinary General Meeting will be held in person or by proxy at 1:00 PM, Eastern Time, on December 20, 2022, at the offices of White & Case LLP, located at 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10020, or virtually via live webcast online at https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022. While shareholders are encouraged to attend the meeting virtually, you will be permitted to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting in person at the offices of White & Case LLP. You may submit your proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the enclosed proxy card in the accompanying pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. If you hold your shares in “street name,” which means your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or nominee, you should contact your broker, bank or nominee to ensure that votes related to the shares you beneficially own are properly counted. In this regard, you must provide the broker, bank or nominee with instructions on how to vote your shares or, if you wish to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting and vote in person, obtain a valid proxy from your broker, bank or nominee.

Solicitation of Proxies

The Company is soliciting proxies for use at the Extraordinary General Meeting. All costs associated with this solicitation will be borne directly by the Company. We have engaged Morrow to assist in the solicitation of proxies for the Extraordinary General Meeting. We have agreed to pay Morrow a fee of $27,500, plus associated disbursements for the Extraordinary General Meeting (including a one-time $10,000 advance against such disbursements), and will reimburse Morrow for its reasonable out-of-pocket expenses and indemnify Morrow against certain losses, damages, expenses, liabilities or claims. We will also reimburse banks, brokers and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries representing beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares for their expenses in forwarding soliciting materials to beneficial owners of Class A Ordinary Shares and in obtaining voting instructions from those owners. Our directors and officers may also solicit proxies by telephone, by facsimile, by mail, on the Internet or in person. They will not be paid any additional amounts for soliciting proxies. You may contact Morrow at:

Morrow Sodali LLC
333 Ludlow Street
5th Floor, South Tower
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: (800) 662-5200
(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)
Email: [email protected]

Some banks and brokers have customers who beneficially own Ordinary Shares listed of record in the names of nominees. We intend to request banks and brokers to solicit such customers and will reimburse them for their reasonable out-of-pocket expenses for such solicitations. If any additional solicitation of the holders of our outstanding Ordinary Shares is deemed necessary, we (through our directors and officers) anticipate making such solicitation directly.

Dissenters’ Rights of Appraisal

Neither the Companies Act nor our Articles provide for appraisal or other similar rights for dissenting shareholders in connection with any of the proposals to be voted upon at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Accordingly, our shareholders will have no right to dissent and obtain payment for their shares.

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Shareholder Proposals

No business may be transacted at any annual general meeting or extraordinary general meeting other than business that is either (i) specified in the notice of the general meeting (or any supplement thereto) given by or at the direction of the directors of the Company or (ii) otherwise properly brought before the general meeting in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Charter.

Other Business

The Board does not know of any other matters to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If any additional matters are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the persons named in the enclosed proxy card will have discretion to vote the shares they represent in accordance with their own judgment on such matters.

Principal Executive Offices

Our principal executive offices are located at 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022. Our telephone number is (917) 969-9250.

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PROPOSAL NO. 1 — THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL

Background

On January 22, 2021, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 8,625,000 Class B Ordinary Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $25,000, or approximately $0.003 per share. On April 7, 2021, the underwriter of the IPO exercised its over-allotment option in part, and as a result, 532,687 Class B Ordinary Shares were forfeited.

On March 23, 2021, the Company completed its IPO of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit generating gross proceeds to the Company of $300,000,000 before underwriting discounts and expenses. On April 7, 2021, the underwriter exercised the over-allotment option in part and purchased an additional 2,369,251 units, generating additional gross proceeds of $23,692,510. Each unit consists of one Class A Ordinary Share and one-half of one public warrant. Each whole public warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to certain adjustments. Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private placement of 1,030,000 Private Placement Units at a price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit to the Sponsor, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $10,300,000. A total of $323,692,510 of the net proceeds from the Company’s IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Units were placed in the Trust Account, with Continental acting as trustee.

The Extension

We are proposing to amend the Charter by special resolution pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A hereof to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate its initial business combination, (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A Ordinary Shares from March 23, 2023 to the Extended Date.

Reasons for the Proposal

The Charter provides that we have until March 23, 2023, to complete an initial business combination. While the Company is currently in discussions regarding various business combination opportunities, the Board has determined that there may not be sufficient time before March 23, 2023 to complete an initial business combination. Accordingly, the Board believes that in order to be able to complete an initial business combination, it is appropriate to continue the Company’s existence until the Extended Date. The Board believes that an initial business combination opportunity is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. Therefore, the Board has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company’s shareholders to extend the date by which the Company must complete an initial business combination to the Extended Date.

The Charter currently provides that if the Company does not complete an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining public shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

We believe that the provision of the Charter described in the preceding paragraph was included to protect the Company’s shareholders from having to sustain their investments for an unreasonably long period if the Company failed to find a suitable initial business combination in the timeframe contemplated by the Charter. We also believe, however, that given the Company’s expenditure of time, effort and money on pursuing an initial business combination and our belief that an initial business combination offers an attractive investment for our shareholders, the Extension is warranted.

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shares at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, in the event the proposed initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

The Sponsor

The Company’s Sponsor is BYTE Holdings LP, a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership. The Sponsor (whose members include certain of the Company’s directors and officers) currently owns an aggregate of 9,122,313 Ordinary Shares, which consists of 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying the Private Placement Units held by the Sponsor.

If the Extension Is Not Approved

If the Extension Proposal is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining public shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

The Initial Shareholders have agreed to waive their respective rights to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account in respect of any Class B Ordinary Shares held by it or them, as applicable, if the Company fails to complete an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, or by the applicable deadline as may be extended, although they will be entitled to liquidating distributions from the Trust Account with respect to any Class A Ordinary Shares they hold if the Company fails to complete its initial business combination by such date. There will be no redemption rights or liquidating distributions with respect to our warrants, which will expire worthless if we fail to complete our initial business combination by March 23, 2023 or by the applicable deadline as may be extended. The Company will pay the costs of liquidation from its remaining assets outside of the Trust Account.

If the Extension Is Approved

If the Extension is approved, the Company will file the amendment to the Charter with the Cayman Registrar in the form of Annex A hereto to extend the time it has to complete an initial business combination until the Extended Date. The Company will remain a reporting company under the Exchange Act, and its units, Class A Ordinary Shares and public warrants will remain publicly traded. The Company will then continue to work to consummate its initial business combination by the Extended Date.

You are not being asked to vote on an initial business combination at this time. If the Extension is implemented and you do not elect to redeem your public shares, you will retain the right to vote on our initial business combination if and when it is submitted to shareholders and the right to redeem your public shares for cash in the event an initial business combination is approved and completed or the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

If the Extension Proposal is approved, and the Extension is implemented, the amount held in the Trust Account will be reduced by withdrawals in connection with any shareholder redemptions. The Company cannot predict the amount that will remain in the Trust Account if the Extension is approved, and the amount remaining in the Trust Account may be significantly less than the $326,895,110 that was in the Trust Account as of the Record Date. The Company may need to obtain additional funds to complete its initial business combination, and there can be no assurance that such funds will be available on terms acceptable to the parties or at all. Additionally, we will not proceed with the Extension if the number of redemptions of our public shares cause us to have less than $5,000,001 of net tangible assets following approval of the Extension. The Extension Proposal is also conditioned upon receipt

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of no more than 80% of the public shares being put to us for redemption, which requires that a substantial number of public shareholders do not redeem or redeem only a portion of their public shares. The Board reserves the right to waive such condition and proceed with the Extension Proposal, in its sole discretion.

If the Extension is approved, the Sponsor and/or its members will continue to receive payments from the Company of $10,000 per month for office space and secretarial and administrative services provided to members of our management team until the earlier of the Company’s consummation of an initial business combination or the Company’s liquidation pursuant to the Administrative Services Agreement.

Redemption Rights

In connection with the approval of the Extension, each public shareholder may seek to redeem his, her or its public shares. Holders of public shares who do not elect to redeem their public shares in connection with the Extension will retain the right to redeem their public shares in connection with any shareholder vote to approve a proposed initial business combination, or if the Company has not consummated an initial business combination by the Extended Date.

TO DEMAND REDEMPTION, YOU MUST ENSURE YOUR BANK OR BROKER COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED HEREIN, INCLUDING SUBMITTING A WRITTEN REQUEST THAT YOUR SHARES BE REDEEMED FOR CASH TO THE TRANSFER AGENT AND DELIVERING YOUR SHARES TO THE TRANSFER AGENT PRIOR TO 5:00 P.M. EASTERN TIME ON DECEMBER 16, 2022. You will only be entitled to receive cash in connection with a redemption of these shares if you continue to hold them until the effective date of the Extension and redemptions.

Pursuant to the Charter, a public shareholder may request that the Company redeem all or a portion of such public shareholder’s public shares for cash if the Extension is approved. You will be entitled to receive cash for any public shares to be redeemed only if you:

(i)     (a) hold public shares or (b) hold public shares as part of units and elect to separate such units into the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising your redemption rights with respect to the public shares; and

(ii)    prior to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on December 16, 2022 (two business days prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting), (a) submit a written request to Continental, the Company’s transfer agent, that the Company redeem your public shares for cash and (b) deliver your public shares to the transfer agent, physically or electronically through The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).

Holders of units must elect to separate the underlying public shares and public warrants prior to exercising redemption rights with respect to the public shares. If holders hold their units in an account at a brokerage firm or bank, holders must notify their broker or bank that they elect to separate the units into the underlying public shares and public warrants, or if a holder holds units registered in its, his or her own name, the holder must contact the transfer agent directly and instruct it to do so. Public shareholders may elect to redeem all or a portion of their public shares even if they vote for the Extension Proposal.

Through the Deposit Withdrawal at Custodian (“DWAC”) system, this electronic delivery process can be accomplished by the shareholder, whether or not it is a record holder or its shares are held in “street name,” by contacting the transfer agent or its broker and requesting delivery of its shares through the DWAC system. Delivering shares physically may take significantly longer. In order to obtain a physical share certificate, a shareholder’s broker and/or clearing broker, DTC, and the Company’s transfer agent will need to act together to facilitate this request. There is a nominal cost associated with the above-referenced tendering process and the act of certificating the shares or delivering them through the DWAC system. The transfer agent will typically charge a tendering broker fee and the broker would determine whether or not to pass this cost on to the redeeming holder. It is the Company’s understanding that shareholders should generally allot at least two weeks to obtain physical certificates from the transfer agent. The Company does not have any control over this process or over the brokers or DTC, and it may take longer than two weeks to obtain a physical share certificate. Such shareholders will have less time to make their investment decision than those shareholders that deliver their shares through the DWAC system. Shareholders who request physical share certificates and wish to redeem may be unable to meet the deadline for tendering their shares before exercising their redemption rights and thus will be unable to redeem their shares.

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Certificates that have not been tendered in accordance with these procedures prior to the vote on the Extension will not be redeemed for cash held in the Trust Account. In the event that a public shareholder tenders its shares and decides prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting that it does not want to redeem its shares, the shareholder may withdraw the tender. If you delivered your shares for redemption to our transfer agent and decide prior to the vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting not to redeem your shares, you may request that our transfer agent return the shares (physically or electronically). You may make such request by contacting our transfer agent at the address listed above. In the event that a public shareholder tenders shares and the Extension is not approved, these shares will not be redeemed and the physical certificates representing these shares will be returned to the shareholder promptly following the determination that the Extension will not be approved. The Company anticipates that a public shareholder who tenders shares for redemption in connection with the vote to approve the Extension would receive payment of the redemption price for such shares soon after the completion of the Extension. The transfer agent will hold the certificates of public shareholders that make the election until such shares are redeemed for cash or returned to such shareholders.

If properly demanded, the Company will redeem each public share for a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then-issued and outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares. Based upon the amount held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date, which was $326,895,110 (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes), the Company estimates that the per-share price at which public shares may be redeemed from cash held in the Trust Account will be approximately $10.10 at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting. The closing price of a Class A Ordinary Share on the Record Date, was $10.00. The Company cannot assure shareholders that they will be able to sell their Class A Ordinary Shares in the open market, even if the market price per share is higher than the redemption price stated above, as there may not be sufficient liquidity in its securities when such shareholders wish to sell their shares.

If you exercise your redemption rights, you will be exchanging your Ordinary Shares for cash and will no longer own such shares. You will be entitled to receive cash for these shares only if you properly demand redemption and tender your share certificate(s) (if any) and other redemption forms to the Company’s transfer agent prior to the vote on the Extension Proposal. The Company anticipates that a public shareholder who tenders shares for redemption in connection with the vote to approve the Extension Proposal would receive payment of the redemption price for such shares soon after the completion of the Extension.

United States Federal Income Tax Considerations for Shareholders Exercising Redemption Rights

The following discussion is a summary of certain U.S. federal income tax considerations for U.S. Holders (as defined below) that elect to have their public shares redeemed for cash if the Extension Proposal is approved.

This section applies only to U.S. Holders that hold their public shares as “capital assets” for U.S. federal income tax purposes (generally, property held for investment).

This discussion is limited to U.S. federal income tax considerations and does not address any estate or gift tax considerations or considerations arising under the tax laws of any state, local or non-U.S. jurisdiction. This discussion does not describe all of the U.S. federal income tax consequences that may be relevant to you in light of your particular circumstances, including the alternative minimum tax, the Medicare tax on certain investment income and the different consequences that may apply if you are subject to special rules under U.S. federal income tax law that apply to certain types of investors, such as:

        financial institutions or financial services entities;

        broker-dealers;

        taxpayers that are subject to the mark-to-market accounting rules with respect to the public shares;

        tax-exempt entities;

        governments or agencies or instrumentalities thereof;

        insurance companies;

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        regulated investment companies or real estate investment trusts;

        partnerships (including entities or arrangements treated as partnerships for U.S. federal income tax purposes);

        U.S. expatriates or former long-term residents of the United States;

        persons that actually or constructively own five percent or more (by vote or value) of public shares (except as specifically provided below);

        the Sponsor or its affiliates, officers or directors;

        persons that acquired their public shares pursuant to an exercise of employee share options, in connection with employee share incentive plans or otherwise as compensation;

        persons that hold their public shares as part of a straddle, constructive sale, hedging, wash sale, conversion or other integrated or similar transaction;

        persons whose functional currency is not the U.S. dollar; or

        “controlled foreign corporations,” “passive foreign investment companies” or corporations that accumulate earnings to avoid U.S. federal income tax.

If a partnership (or any entity or arrangement treated as a partnership for U.S. federal income tax purposes) holds public shares, the tax treatment of such partnership and a person treated as a partner of such partnership will generally depend on the status of the partner and the activities of the partnership. Partnerships holding any public shares and persons that are treated as partners of such partnerships should consult their tax advisors as to the particular U.S. federal income tax consequences to them of the exercise of redemption rights with respect to their public shares.

This discussion is based on the Code, proposed, temporary and final Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder, and judicial and administrative interpretations thereof, all as of the date hereof. All of the foregoing is subject to change, which change could apply retroactively and could affect the tax considerations described herein.

We have not sought, and do not intend to seek, any rulings from the IRS as to any U.S. federal income tax considerations described herein. There can be no assurance that the IRS will not take positions inconsistent with the considerations discussed below or that any such positions would not be sustained by a court.

THIS DISCUSSION IS ONLY A SUMMARY OF CERTAIN U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE EXERCISE OF REDEMPTION RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PUBLIC SHARES. EACH HOLDER SHOULD CONSULT ITS OWN TAX ADVISOR WITH RESPECT TO THE PARTICULAR TAX CONSEQUENCES TO SUCH HOLDER OF AN EXERCISE OF REDEMPTION RIGHTS, INCLUDING THE APPLICABILITY AND EFFECTS OF U.S. FEDERAL NON-INCOME, STATE AND LOCAL AND NON-U.S. TAX LAWS.

U.S. Holders

As used herein, a “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of a public share who or that is, for U.S. federal income tax purposes:

        an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States;

        a corporation that is created or organized (or treated as created or organized) in or under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or the District of Columbia;

        an estate whose income is subject to U.S. federal income tax regardless of its source; or

        a trust if (1) a U.S. court can exercise primary supervision over the administration of such trust and one or more United States persons have the authority to control all substantial decisions of the trust or (2) it has a valid election in place to be treated as a United States person.

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Tax Effects of Exercising Redemption Rights

Generally.

Subject to the discussion below under the section entitled “— PFIC Considerations,” the U.S. federal income tax consequences to a U.S. Holder of public shares that exercises its redemption rights with respect to its public shares to receive cash in exchange for all or a portion of its public shares will depend on whether the redemption qualifies as a sale of public shares under Section 302 of the Code. If the redemption qualifies as a sale of public shares by a U.S. Holder, the tax consequences to such U.S. Holder are as described below under the section entitled “— Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Sale.” If the redemption does not qualify as a sale of public shares, a U.S. Holder will be treated as receiving a corporate distribution with the tax consequences to such U.S. Holder as described below under the section entitled “— Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Distribution.”

Whether a redemption of public shares qualifies for sale treatment will depend largely on the total amount of shares in BYTE held by the redeemed U.S. Holder before and after the redemption (including any shares constructively owned by the U.S. Holder as a result of owning warrants) relative to all of the shares outstanding before and after the redemption. The redemption of public shares generally will be qualified as a sale of public shares (rather than a corporate distribution) if the redemption (1) is “substantially disproportionate” with respect to the U.S. Holder, (2) results in a “complete termination” of the U.S. Holder’s interest in BYTE or (3) is “not essentially equivalent to a dividend” with respect to the U.S. Holder. These tests are explained more fully below.

In determining whether any of the foregoing tests result in a redemption qualifying for sale treatment, a U.S. Holder takes into account not only public shares actually owned by the U.S. Holder, but also public shares that are constructively owned by it under certain attribution rules set forth in the Code. A U.S. Holder may constructively own, in addition to shares owned directly, shares owned by certain related individuals and entities in which the U.S. Holder has an interest or that have an interest in such U.S. Holder, as well as any shares that the U.S. Holder has a right to acquire by exercise of an option, which would generally include public shares which could be acquired pursuant to the exercise of warrants.

In order to meet the substantially disproportionate test, the percentage of BYTE’s outstanding voting shares actually and constructively owned by the U.S. Holder immediately following the redemption of shares of public shares must, among other requirements, be less than eighty percent (80%) of the percentage of BYTE’s outstanding voting shares actually and constructively owned by the U.S. Holder immediately before the redemption (taking into account both redemptions by other holders of public shares). For this purpose, voting shares generally means shares that participates in the election of the board of directors. Since the public shares do not participate in the election of the board of directors prior to the initial business combination, the public shares may not be treated as voting shares for this purpose. Consequently, this substantially disproportionate test may not be applicable. There will be a complete termination of a U.S. Holder’s interest if either (1) all of the shares in BYTE actually and constructively owned by the U.S. Holder are redeemed or (2) all of the shares in BYTE actually owned by the U.S. Holder are redeemed and the U.S. Holder is eligible to waive, and effectively waives in accordance with specific rules, the attribution of shares owned by certain family members and the U.S. Holder does not constructively own any other shares of BYTE shares (including any shares constructively owned by the U.S. Holder as a result of owning warrants). The redemption of public shares will not be essentially equivalent to a dividend if the redemption results in a “meaningful reduction” of the U.S. Holder’s proportionate interest in BYTE. Whether the redemption will result in a meaningful reduction in a U.S. Holder’s proportionate interest in BYTE will depend on the particular facts and circumstances. However, the IRS has indicated in a published ruling that even a small reduction in the proportionate interest of a small minority shareholder in a publicly held corporation where such shareholder exercises no control over corporate affairs may constitute such a “meaningful reduction.”

If none of the foregoing tests is satisfied, then the redemption of public shares will be treated as a corporate distribution to the redeemed U.S. Holder and the tax effects to such a U.S. Holder will be as described below under the section entitled “— Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Distribution.” After the application of those rules, any remaining tax basis of the U.S. Holder in the redeemed public shares will be added to the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in its remaining public shares, or, if it has none, to the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in its warrants or possibly in other shares in BYTE constructively owned by the U.S. Holder.

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Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Distribution.

If the redemption of a U.S. Holder’s public shares is treated as a corporate distribution, as discussed above under the section entitled “— Generally,” the amount of cash received in the redemption generally will constitute a dividend for U.S. federal income tax purposes to the extent paid from BYTE’s current or accumulated earnings and profits, as determined under U.S. federal income tax principles. BYTE expects to have a deficit in earnings and profits on the date of the redemption. Distributions in excess of BYTE’s current and accumulated earnings and profits will constitute a return of capital that will be applied against and reduce (but not below zero) the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in its shares of public shares on a per-share basis. Any remaining excess will be treated as gain realized on the sale of public shares and will be treated as described below under the section entitled “— Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Sale.”

Taxation of Redemption Treated as a Sale

Subject to the discussion below under the section entitled “— PFIC Considerations,” if the redemption of a U.S. Holder’s public shares is treated as a sale, as discussed above under the section entitled “— Generally,” a U.S. Holder generally will recognize capital gain or loss in an amount equal to the difference between the amount of cash received in the redemption and the U.S. Holder’s adjusted tax basis in the public shares redeemed. Any such capital gain or loss generally will be long-term capital gain or loss if the U.S. holder’s holding period for the public shares so disposed of exceeds one year. Long-term capital gains recognized by non-corporate U.S. Holders generally will be eligible to be taxed at reduced rates. The deductibility of capital losses is subject to limitations. However, it is unclear whether the redemption rights included in the public shares suspends the running of the holding period while the U.S. Holder holds such public shares.

U.S. Holders who hold different blocks of public shares (including as a result of holding different blocks of public shares purchased or acquired on different dates or at different prices) should consult their tax advisors to determine how the above rules apply to them.

PFIC Considerations

Definition of a PFIC.

A foreign (i.e., non-U.S.) corporation will be classified as a passive foreign investment company (“PFIC”) for U.S. federal income tax purposes if either (i) at least 75% of its gross income in a taxable year, including its pro rata share of the gross income of any corporation in which it is considered to own at least 25% of the shares by value, is passive income or (ii) at least 50% of its assets in a taxable year (generally determined based on fair market value and averaged quarterly over the year), including its pro rata share of the assets of any corporation in which it is considered to own at least 25% of the shares by value, are held for the production of, or produce, passive income. Passive income generally includes dividends, interest, rents and royalties (other than rents or royalties derived from the active conduct of a trade or business received from unrelated persons) and gains from the disposition of passive assets. The determination of whether a foreign corporation is a PFIC is made annually. Pursuant to a “startup exception,” a foreign corporation will not be a PFIC for the first taxable year the foreign corporation has gross income (the “startup year”) if (1) no predecessor of the foreign corporation was a PFIC; (2) the foreign corporation satisfies the IRS that it will not be a PFIC for either of the first two taxable years following the startup year; and (3) the foreign corporation is not in fact a PFIC for either of those years.

PFIC Status of BYTE.

Based upon the composition of its income and assets, and upon a review of its financial statements, BYTE likely will not be eligible for the startup exception and therefore likely was a PFIC for its most recent taxable year ended on December 31, 2021 and likely will be a PFIC for the current taxable year.

Effects of PFIC Rules on the Redemption

If BYTE has been classified as a PFIC at any time during a U.S. Holder’s holding period in its public shares, and the U.S. Holder has not timely made (a) a QEF Election (as defined below) for the first taxable year in which the U.S. Holder owned such public shares or in which BYTE was a PFIC, whichever is later (or a QEF Election along with a purging election), or an (b) an MTM Election (as defined below) with respect to such public shares, any gain

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recognized by the U.S. Holder on the redemption of such public shares would be taxed based on a complex set of computational rules designed to offset the tax deferral with respect to the undistributed earnings of BYTE. Under these rules:

        the U.S. Holder’s gain will be allocated ratably over the U.S. Holder’s holding period for such U.S. Holder’s public shares;

        the amount of gain allocated to the U.S. Holder’s taxable year in which the U.S. Holder recognized the gain, or to the period in the U.S. Holder’s holding period before the first day of the first taxable year in which BYTE was a PFIC, will be taxed as ordinary income;

        the amount of gain allocated to other taxable years (or portions thereof) of the U.S. Holder and included in such U.S. Holder’s holding period would be taxed at the highest tax rate in effect for that year and applicable to the U.S. Holder; and

        an additional tax equal to the interest charge generally applicable to underpayments of tax will be imposed on the U.S. Holder in respect of the tax attributable to each such other taxable year (described in the third bullet above) of such U.S. Holder.

QEF Election and Mark-to-Mark Election

The impact of the PFIC rules on the exercise of the redemption rights by a U.S. Holder will depend on whether the U.S. Holder has made a timely and effective election to treat BYTE as a “qualified electing fund” under Section 1295 of the Code for the taxable year that is the first year in the U.S. Holder’s holding period of public shares during which BYTE qualified as a PFIC (a “QEF Election”) or, if in a later taxable year, the U.S. Holder made a QEF Election along with a purging election. A purging election creates a deemed sale of the U.S. Holder’s public shares at their then fair market value and requires the U.S. Holder to recognize gain pursuant to the purging election subject to the special PFIC tax and interest charge rules described above. As a result of any such purging election, the U.S. Holder would increase the adjusted tax basis in its public shares by the amount of the gain recognized and, solely for purposes of the PFIC rules, would have a new holding period in its public shares. U.S. Holders are urged to consult their tax advisors as to the application of the rules governing purging elections to their particular circumstances.

A U.S. Holder’s ability to make a timely and effective QEF Election (or a QEF Election along with a purging election) with respect to BYTE is contingent upon, among other things, the provision by BYTE of a “PFIC Annual Information Statement” to such U.S. Holder. BYTE will endeavor to provide PFIC Annual Information Statements, upon written request, to U.S. Holders of public shares with respect to each current and future taxable year for which BYTE determines it is or has been a PFIC. There is no assurance, however, that BYTE will timely provide such information. A U.S. Holder that has made a timely and effective QEF Election (or a QEF Election along with a purging election) generally would not be subject to the adverse PFIC rules discussed above but instead would include annually in gross income its pro rata share of the ordinary earnings and net capital gain of BYTE, whether or not such amounts are actually distributed.

The impact of the PFIC rules on the exercise of the redemption rights by a U.S. Holder may also depend on whether the U.S. Holder has made a mark-to-market election under Section 1296 of the Code. U.S. Holders who hold (actually or constructively) stock or shares of a foreign corporation that is classified as a PFIC may annually elect to mark such stock or shares to its market value if such stock or shares is “marketable stock,” generally, stock or shares that are regularly traded on a national securities exchange that is registered with the SEC, including Nasdaq (an “MTM Election”). No assurance can be given that the public shares are considered to be marketable stock for purposes of the MTM Election or whether the other requirements of this election are satisfied. If MTM Election is available and a U.S. Holder has made such election, such U.S. Holder generally will not be subject to the adverse PFIC rules discussed above under the section entitled “— Effects of PFIC Rules on Redemption” but instead, in general, will include as ordinary income each year the excess, if any, of the fair market value of its public shares at the end of its taxable year over its adjusted basis in its public shares. The U.S. Holder also will recognize an ordinary loss in respect of the excess, if any, of its adjusted basis in its public shares over the fair market value of public shares at the end of its taxable year (but only to the extent of the net amount of previously included income as a result of the MTM Election). The U.S. Holder’s basis in its public shares will be adjusted to reflect any such income or loss amounts, and any further gain recognized on the redemption of its public shares will be treated as ordinary

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income. However, if the MTM Election is not made by a U.S. Holder with respect to the first taxable year of its holding period for the PFIC stock, then the adverse PFIC rules discussed above under the section entitled “— Effects of PFIC Rules on Redemption” may apply to the redemption of public shares under certain circumstances.

Information Reporting and Backup Withholding

Payments of cash to a U.S. Holder as a result of the redemption of the public shares may be subject to information reporting to the IRS and possible U.S. backup withholding. Backup withholding will not apply, however, to a U.S. Holder who furnishes a correct taxpayer identification number and makes other required certifications, or who is otherwise exempt from backup withholding and establishes such exempt status.

Backup withholding is not an additional tax. Amounts withheld as backup withholding may be credited against a U.S. Holder’s U.S. federal income tax liability, and the U.S. Holder generally may obtain a refund of any excess amounts withheld under the backup withholding rules by timely filing the appropriate claim for refund with the IRS and furnishing any required information.

Resolution to be Voted Upon

The full text of the resolution to be proposed is as follows:

“RESOLVED, as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (an “initial business combination”), (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares” or “public shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on March 23, 2021 (the “IPO”), from March 23, 2023, to September 25, 2023 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”).”

Required Vote

Approval of the Extension Proposal requires a special resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of holders of at least two-thirds of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who do so at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, we will (i) cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up, (ii) as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the public shares, at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account (less taxes payable and up to $100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then outstanding public shares, which redemption will completely extinguish public shareholders’ rights as shareholders (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any), and (iii) as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the remaining public shareholders and the Board, liquidate and dissolve, subject, in the case of clauses (ii) and (iii), to our obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and in all cases subject to the other requirements of applicable law.

The Initial Shareholders are expected to vote all Ordinary Shares owned by them in favor of the Extension. On the record date, the Initial Shareholders beneficially owned and were entitled to vote an aggregate 9,122,313 Ordinary Shares (which consists of 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying the Private Placement Units held by the Sponsor), constituting 22.0% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares. See the section entitled “Beneficial Ownership of Securities” for additional information.

In addition, subject to applicable securities laws (including with respect to material nonpublic information), the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates may (i) purchase public shares from institutional and other investors (including those who vote, or indicate an intention to vote, against any of the proposals presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, or elect to redeem, or indicate an intention to

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redeem, public shares), (ii) enter into transactions with such investors and others to provide them with incentives to not redeem their public shares, or (iii) execute agreements to purchase such public shares from such investors or enter into non-redemption agreements in the future. In the event that the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates purchase public shares in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases would apply, they (a) would purchase the public shares at a price no higher than the price offered through the Company’s redemption process (i.e., approximately $10.10 per share, based on the amounts held in the Trust Account as of the Record Date (including interest not previously released to BYTE to pay its taxes)); (b) would represent in writing that such public shares will not be voted in favor of approving the Extension; and (c) would waive in writing any redemption rights with respect to the public shares so purchased.

To the extent any such purchases by the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates are made in situations in which the tender offer rules restrictions on purchases apply, the Company will disclose in a Current Report on Form 8-K prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting the following: (i) the number of public shares purchased outside of the redemption offer, along with the purchase price(s) for such public shares; (ii) the purpose of any such purchases; (iii) the impact, if any, of the purchases on the likelihood that the Extension will be approved; (iv) the identities of the securityholders who sold to the Sponsor, the Company’s directors, officers, advisors or any of their respective affiliates (if not purchased on the open market) or the nature of the securityholders (e.g., 5% security holders) who sold such public shares; and (v) the number of Ordinary Shares for which the Company has received redemption requests pursuant to its redemption offer.

The purpose of such share purchases and other transactions would be to increase the likelihood of (i) otherwise limiting the number of public shares electing to redeem and (ii) the Company’s net tangible assets (as determined in accordance with Rule 3a51(g)(l) of the Exchange Act) being at least $5,000,001.

If such transactions are effected, the consequence could be to cause the Extension to be effectuated in circumstances where such effectuation could not otherwise occur. Consistent with SEC guidance, purchases of shares by the persons described above would not be permitted to be voted for the Extension at the Extraordinary General Meeting and could decrease the chances that the Extension would be approved. In addition, if such purchases are made, the public “float” of our securities and the number of beneficial holders of our securities may be reduced, possibly making it difficult to maintain or obtain the quotation, listing or trading of our securities on a national securities exchange.

Interests of the Sponsor and the Company’s Directors and Officers

When you consider the recommendation of our Board, you should keep in mind that the Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors have interests that may be different from, or in addition to, your interests as a shareholder. These interests include, among other things:

        If the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, the 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares held by the Sponsor (whose members include certain of our directors and officers) will be worthless (as the Sponsor has waived liquidation rights with respect to such shares), as will the private placement warrants underlying the 1,030,000 Private Placement Units held by the Sponsor;

        In connection with the IPO, the Sponsor agreed that it will be liable under certain circumstances to ensure that the proceeds in the Trust Account are not reduced by the claims of any third party for services rendered or products sold to the Company or prospective target businesses with which the Company has entered into certain agreements;

        All rights specified in the Charter relating to the right of officers and directors to be indemnified by the Company, and of the Company’s officers and directors to be exculpated from monetary liability with respect to prior acts or omissions, will continue after an initial business combination and, if the Extension is not approved and no initial business combination is completed by March 23, 2023, so that the Company liquidates, the Company will not be able to perform its obligations to its officers and directors under those provisions;

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        All of the current officers and directors are expected to continue to serve in their roles at least through the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting and may continue to serve following any potential initial business combination and receive compensation thereafter; and

        The Sponsor and the Company’s officers and directors and their respective affiliates are entitled to reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them related to identifying, investigating, negotiating and completing an initial business combination and, if the Extension is not approved and we do not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, they will not have any claim against the Trust Account for reimbursement so that the Company will most likely be unable to reimburse such expenses.

Recommendation

As discussed above, after careful consideration of all relevant factors, the Board has determined that the Extension Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Board has approved and declared advisable the adoption of the Extension Proposal.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE EXTENSION PROPOSAL. OUR BOARD EXPRESSES NO OPINION AS TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD REDEEM YOUR PUBLIC SHARES.

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PROPOSAL NO. 2 — THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL

Overview

The Adjournment Proposal, if adopted, will allow our Board to adjourn the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal. The Adjournment Proposal will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Consequences if the Adjournment Proposal is Not Approved

If the Adjournment Proposal is not approved by our shareholders, our Board may not be able to adjourn the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal.

Resolution to be Voted Upon

The full text of the resolution to be proposed is as follows:

“RESOLVED, as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting.”

Vote Required for Approval

The Adjournment Proposal requires an ordinary resolution under Cayman Islands law, being the affirmative vote of a majority of the Ordinary Shares issued and outstanding, represented in person or by proxy and entitled to vote thereon and who vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes, while considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum, will not count as votes cast at the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Recommendation of the Board

As discussed above, after careful consideration of all relevant factors, our Board has determined that the Adjournment Proposal is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. Therefore, if there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal, our Board will approve and declare advisable adoption of the Adjournment Proposal.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE “FOR” THE ADJOURNMENT PROPOSAL.

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BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

The following table sets forth information available to us as of the Record Date, with respect to our Ordinary Shares held by:

        each person known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5% of our Ordinary Shares;

        each of our executive officers and directors; and

        all our executive officers and directors as a group.

Beneficial ownership is determined according to the rules of the SEC, which generally provide that a person has beneficial ownership of a security if he, she or it possesses sole or shared voting or investment power over that security, including options and warrants that are currently exercisable or will become exercisable within 60 days. Except as described in the footnotes below and subject to applicable community property laws and similar laws, we believe that each person listed below has sole voting and investment power with respect to such shares.

In the table below, percentage ownership is based on 41,491,564 Ordinary Shares outstanding as of the Record Date, including 33,399,251 Class A Ordinary Shares and 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares. Voting power represents the combined voting power of Ordinary Shares owned beneficially by such person. On all matters to be voted upon, the holders of the Ordinary Shares vote together as a single class. The table below does not include any Ordinary Shares underlying our outstanding warrants because such securities are not exercisable within 60 days of the Record Date.

Name and Address of Beneficial Owner

 

Number of
Class A
Ordinary
Shares

 

Number of
Class B
Ordinary
Shares

 

% of
Class A
Ordinary
Shares

 

% of
Class B
Ordinary
Shares

 

% of
Ordinary
Shares

Kobi Rozengarten

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel Gloor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny Yamin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vadim Komissarov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oded Melamed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louis Lebedin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All directors and executive officers of the Company as a group (six individuals)

           

 

   

 

   

 

5% Holders of the Company

           

 

   

 

   

 

BYTE Holdings LP(3)

 

1,030,000

 

8,092,313

 

3.1

%

 

100.0

%

 

22.0

%

Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd.(4)

 

2,025,000

 

 

6.1

%

 

 

 

4.9

%

Integrated Core Strategies (US) LLC, ICS Opportunities II LLC, ICS Opportunities, Ltd., Millennium International Management LP, Millennium Management LLC, Millennium Group Management LLC and Israel A. Englander(5)

 

1,808,962

 

 

5.4

%

 

 

 

4.4

%

Linden Capital L.P.; Linden GP LLC, Linden Advisors LP, and Siu Min (Joe) Wong(6)

 

2,000,000

 

 

6.0

%

 

 

 

4.8

%

Magnetar Financial LLC, Magnetar
Capital Partners LP, Supernova Management LLC, and Alec N. Litowitz(7)

 

2,098,600

 

 

6.3

%

 

 

 

5.1

%

Saba Capital Management, L.P., Saba
Capital Management GP, LLC, and
Boaz R. Weinstein(8)

 

2,312,527

 

 

6.9

%

 

 

 

5.6

%

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(1)      Unless otherwise noted, the business address of each of those listed in the table is 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

(2)      Holders of record of Ordinary Shares are entitled to one vote for each share held on all matters to be voted on by shareholders and vote together as a single class, except as required by law.

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(3)      Represents 8,092,313 Class B Ordinary Shares held directly by the Sponsor and 1,030,000 Class A Ordinary Shares underlying Private Placement Units purchased by the Sponsor. The Sponsor is the record holder of such shares, and the members of our management team are among the members of our Sponsor. Byte Holdings GP Corp. is the manager, and Messrs. Rozengarten and Komissarov are the sole directors of Byte Holdings GP Corp. and share voting and investment discretion with respect to the ordinary shares held of record by Byte Holdings LP. The foregoing individuals disclaim any beneficial ownership of the securities held by Byte Holdings LP other than to the extent of any pecuniary interest he may have therein, directly or indirectly.

(4)      According to a Schedule 13G filed by Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd. (“Clal”), an Israeli public corporation, with the SEC on April 7, 2021, all 2,025,000 shares reported in this table as beneficially owned by Clal are held for members of the public through, among others, provident funds and/or pension funds and/or insurance policies, which are managed by subsidiaries of Clal, which subsidiaries operate under independent management and make independent voting and investment decisions. Consequently, this shall not be construed as an admission by Clal that it is the beneficial owner of any of the shares reported herein. The principal business address for Clal is 36 Raul Walenberg St., Tel Aviv 66180, Israel.

(5)      According to a Schedule 13G/A filed by such persons as a group with the SEC on February 1, 2022, Integrated Core Strategies (US) LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Integrated Core Strategies”), beneficially owned 686,900 of the Issuer’s Class A Ordinary Shares, ICS Opportunities II LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (“ICS II”), beneficially owned 25,562 shares of the Issuer’s Class A Ordinary Shares,; and ICS Opportunities, Ltd., an exempted company organized under the laws of the Cayman Islands (“ICS Opportunities”), beneficially owned 1,096,500 of the Issuer’s Class A Ordinary Shares, which together with the Issuer’s Class A Ordinary Shares beneficially owned by Integrated Core Strategies and ICS II represented 1,808,962 of the Issuer’s Class A Ordinary Shares. Millennium International Management LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Millennium International Management”), is the investment manager to ICS Opportunities. Millennium Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Millennium Management”), is the general partner of the managing member of Integrated Core Strategies and may be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by Integrated Core Strategies. Millennium Management is also the general partner of the 100% owner of ICS Opportunities and may also be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by ICS Opportunities. Millennium Group Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Millennium Group Management”), is the managing member of Millennium Management and may also be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by Integrated Core Strategies. Millennium Group Management is also the general partner of Millennium International Management and may also be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by ICS Opportunities. The managing member of Millennium Group Management is a trust of which Israel A. Englander, a United States citizen (“Mr. Englander”), currently serves as the sole voting trustee. Therefore, Mr. Englander may also be deemed to have shared voting control and investment discretion over securities owned by Integrated Core Strategies and ICS Opportunities. The foregoing should not be construed in and of itself as an admission by Millennium International Management, Millennium Management, Millennium Group Management or Mr. Englander as to beneficial ownership of the securities, as the case may be. The business address for this shareholder is c/o Millennium Management LLC, 399 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

(6)      According to a Schedule 13G/A filed by such persons as a group with the SEC on February 4, 2022, each of Linden Advisors LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Linden Advisors”); and Siu Min (Joe) Wong (“Mr. Wong”), a citizen of China (Hong Kong) and the United States may be deemed the beneficial owner of 2,000,000 shares. This 2,000,000 amount consists of 1,878,289 shares held by Linden Capital L.P., a Bermuda limited partnership (“Linden Capital”) and 121,711 shares held by one or more separately managed accouns (the “Managed Accounts”). Linden GP LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Linden GP”) is the general partner of Linden Capital and, in such capacity, may be deemed to beneficially own the shares held by Linden Capital. Linden Advisors is the investment manager of Linden Capital and trading advisor or investment advisor for the Managed Accounts. Mr. Wong is the principal owner and controlling person of Linden Advisors and Linden GP. In such capacities, Linden Advisors and Mr. Wong may each be deemed to beneficially own the shares held by each of Linden Capital and the Managed Accounts. The principal business address for Linden Capital is Victoria Place, 31 Victoria Street, Hamilton HM10, Bermuda. The principal business address for each of Linden Advisors, Linden GP and Mr. Wong is 590 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10022.

(7)      According to a Schedule 13G filed by such persons as a group with the SEC on January 14, 2022, each of Magnetar Financial LLC (“Magnetar Financial”), a Delaware limited liability company, Magnetar Capital Partners LP (Magnetar Capital Partners”), a Delaware limited partnership, Supernova Management LLC (“Supernova Management”), a Delaware limited liability company and Alec N. Litowitz (“Mr. Litowitz”), a U.S. citizen, hold 2,098,600 ordinary shares. The amount consists of (A) 208,372 shares held for the account of Magnetar Constellation Fund II, Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (B) 709,940 shares held for the account of Magnetar Constellation Master Fund, Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (C) 169,000 shares held for the account of Magnetar Systematic Multi-Strategy Master Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (D) 68,373 shares held for the account of Magnetar Capital Master Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (E) 17,227 shares held for the account of Magnetar Discovery Master Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (F) 243,408 shares held for the account of Magnetar Xing He Master Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands

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exempted company; (G) 101,420 shares held for the account of Purpose Alternative Credit Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (H) 162,272 shares held for the account of Magnetar SC Fund Ltd, a Cayman Islands exempted company; (I) 276,600 shares held for the account of Magnetar Structured Credit Fund, LP, a Delaware limited partnership; (J) 108,796 shares held for the account of Magnetar Lake Credit Fund LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; and (K) 33,192 shares held of the account Purpose Alternative Credit Fund — T LLC, a Delaware limited liability company; collectively (the “Magnetar Funds”). Magnetar Financial serves as the investment adviser to the Magnetar Funds, and as such, Magnetar Financial exercises voting and investment power over the shares held for the Magnetar Funds’ accounts. Magnetar Capital Partners serves as the sole member and parent holding company of Magnetar Financial. Supernova Management is the general partner of Magnetar Capital Partners. The manager of Supernova Management is Mr. Litowitz. The address of the principal business office of each of Magnetar Financial, Magnetar Capital Partners, Supernova Management, and Mr. Litowitz is 1603 Orrington Avenue, 13th Floor, Evanston, Illinois 60201.

(8)      According to a Schedule 13G filed by such persons as a group with the SEC on June 17, 2022, each of Saba Capital Management, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“Saba Capital”), Saba Capital Management GP, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Saba GP”), and Mr. Boaz R. Weinstein, a United States citizen (together, the “Reporting Persons”), hold 2,312,527 ordinary shares. The address of the principal business office of each of Saba Capital, Saba GP and Mr. Weinstein is 405 Lexington Avenue, 58th Floor, New York, New York 10174.

Our Sponsor beneficially owns approximately 22.0% of our issued and outstanding Ordinary Shares. Because of its ownership block, our Sponsor may be able to effectively influence the outcome of all other matters requiring approval by our shareholders, including amendments to our Charter and approval of significant corporate transactions.

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SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS

If the Extension Proposal is approved and the Extension is implemented, the Company intends to hold an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders for the purpose of approving its initial business combination and related transactions. The Company’s next annual general meeting of shareholders would be held at a future date to be determined by the post business-combination company.

If the Extension Proposal is not approved, and the Company does not consummate an initial business combination by March 23, 2023, then the Company will cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up and there will be no annual general meetings.

DELIVERY OF DOCUMENTS TO SHAREHOLDERS

For shareholders receiving printed proxy materials, unless we have received contrary instructions, we may send a single copy of this proxy statement to any household at which two or more shareholders reside if we believe the shareholders are members of the same family. This process, known as “householding,” reduces the volume of duplicate information received at any one household and helps to reduce our expenses. However, if shareholders prefer to receive multiple sets of our disclosure documents at the same address this year or in future years, the shareholders should follow the instructions described below. Similarly, if an address is shared with another shareholder and together both of the shareholders would like to receive only a single set of our disclosure documents, the shareholders should follow these instructions:

        If the shares are registered in the name of the shareholder, the shareholder should contact us at our offices at 445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10022, or (917) 969-9250, to inform us of his or her request; or

        If a bank, broker or other nominee holds the shares, the shareholder should contact the bank, broker or other nominee directly.

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

We file reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC as required by the Exchange Act. You can read the Company’s SEC filings, including this proxy statement, over the Internet at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

If you would like additional copies of this proxy statement or if you have questions about the proposals to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, you should contact the Company at the following address and telephone number:

BYTE Acquisition Corp.

445 Park Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, New York 10022

Telephone: (917) 969-9250

You may also obtain these documents by requesting them in writing or by telephone from the Company’s proxy solicitation agent at the following address and telephone number:

Morrow Sodali LLC

333 Ludlow Street

5th Floor, South Tower

Stamford, CT 06902

Telephone: (800) 662-5200

(banks and brokers can call collect at (203) 658-9400)

Email: [email protected]

If you are a shareholder of the Company and would like to request documents, please do so by December 13, 2022 (one week prior to the Extraordinary General Meeting), in order to receive them before the Extraordinary General Meeting. If you request any documents from us, we will mail them to you by first class mail, or another equally prompt means.

* * *

The Board does not know of any other matters to be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. If any additional matters are properly presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, the persons named in the enclosed proxy card will have discretion to vote the shares they represent in accordance with their own judgment on such matters.

It is important that your shares be represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting, regardless of the number of shares that you hold. You are, therefore, urged to execute and return, at your earliest convenience, the enclosed proxy card in the envelope that has also been provided.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

November 28, 2022

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ANNEX A

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE
AMENDED AND RESTATED MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
OF
BYTE ACQUISITION CORP.

“RESOLVED, as a special resolution: that the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company be amended by the deletion of the existing Articles 51.7 in its entirety and the insertion of the following language in its place:

51.7   In the event that the Company does not consummate a Business Combination on or before September 25, 2023, or such later time as the Members may approve in accordance with the Articles, the Company shall:

(a)         cease all operations except for the purpose of winding up;

(b)         as promptly as reasonably possible but not more than ten business days thereafter, redeem the Public Shares, at a per-Share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount then on deposit in the Trust Account, including interest earned on the funds held in the Trust Account and not previously released to the Company (less taxes payable and up to US$100,000 of interest to pay dissolution expenses), divided by the number of then Public Shares in issue, which redemption will completely extinguish public Members’ rights as Members (including the right to receive further liquidation distributions, if any); and

(c)         as promptly as reasonably possible following such redemption, subject to the approval of the Company’s remaining Members and the Directors, liquidate and dissolve,

subject in each case to its obligations under Cayman Islands law to provide for claims of creditors and other requirements of Applicable Law.

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FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS OF BYTE ACQUISITION CORP. THIS PROXY IS SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS The undersigned hereby appoints Kobi Rozengarten and Sam Gloor (the “Proxies”), and each of them independently, with full power of substitution, as proxies to vote all of the ordinary shares of BYTE Acquisition Corp. (“BYTS”), a Cayman Islands exempted company, that the undersigned is entitled to vote (the “Shares”) at the Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders of the Company, to be held on December 20, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, virtually over the internet at https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022 (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”), and at any adjournments and/or postponements thereof. The undersigned acknowledges receipt of the enclosed proxy statement and revokes all prior proxies for said meeting. P R O X Y THE SHARES REPRESENTED BY THIS PROXY, WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED, WILL BE VOTED IN THE MANNER DIRECTED HEREIN BY THE UNDERSIGNED SHAREHOLDER(S). IF NO SPECIFIC DIRECTION IS GIVEN AS TO THE PROPOSALS ON THE REVERSE SIDE, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED “FOR” PROPOSAL 1 AND PROPOSAL 2. PLEASE MARK, SIGN, DATE, AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD PROMPTLY. (Continued and to be marked, dated and signed on reverse side) Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders to be held on December 20, 2022 This notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders and accompanying Proxy Statement are available at: https://www.cstproxy.com/byteacquisition/2022

 

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Please mark vote as indicated in this example BYTE ACQUISITION CORP. — THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE “FOR” PROPOSAL 1 AND PROPOSAL 2. Proposal No. 1 — The Extension Proposal — as a special resolution, to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association (the “Charter”) pursuant to an amendment to the Charter in the form set forth in Annex A of the accompanying proxy statement to extend the date by which the Company must (1) consummate a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (an “initial business combination”), (2) cease its operations except for the purpose of winding up if it fails to complete such initial business combination, and (3) redeem all of the Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share, of the Company (“Class A Ordinary Shares” or “public shares”), included as part of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering that was consummated on March 23, 2021 (the “IPO”), from March 23, 2023, to September 25, 2023 (the “Extension,” such date, the “Extended Date,” and such proposal, the “Extension Proposal”). FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN Proposal No. 2 — The Adjournment Proposal — as an ordinary resolution, to approve the adjournment of the Extraordinary General Meeting to a later date or dates, if necessary or convenient, to permit further solicitation and vote of proxies in the event that there are insufficient votes for, or otherwise in connection with, the approval of the Extension Proposal (the “Adjournment Proposal”), which will only be presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting if, based on the tabulated votes, there are not sufficient votes at the time of the Extraordinary General Meeting to approve the Extension Proposal, in which case the Adjournment Proposal will be the only proposal presented at the Extraordinary General Meeting. FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN Dated: , 2022 Signature (Signature if held Jointly) When Shares are held by joint tenants, both should sign. When signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give full title as such. If a corporation, please sign in full corporate name by the president or another authorized officer. If a partnership, please sign in partnership name by an authorized person. The Shares represented by the proxy, when properly executed, will be voted in the manner directed herein by the undersigned shareholder(s). If no direction is made, this proxy will be voted FOR both Proposal 1 and Proposal 2. If any other matters properly come before the meeting, unless such authority is withheld on this proxy card, the Proxies will vote on such matters in their discretion.

 



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