Form S-1MEF BioPlus Acquisition Corp

December 2, 2021 9:27 PM EST

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As filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2021

Registration No. 333-            

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

BioPlus Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Cayman Islands   6770   N/A

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification Number)

260 Madison Avenue

Suite 800

New York, New York 10016

Telephone: (212) 287-4092

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)

 

 

Jonathan Rigby

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Business Officer

Ross Haghighat

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

260 Madison Avenue

Suite 800

New York, New York 10016

Telephone: (212) 287-4092

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

Copies to:

Joshua M. Dubofsky, Esq.

Brian D. Paulson, Esq.

Latham & Watkins LLP

140 Scott Drive

Menlo Park, California 94025

(650) 328-4600

 

Stuart Neuhauser, Esq.

Lijia Sanchez, Esq.

Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

1345 Avenue of the Americas

New York, New York 10105

(212) 370-1300

 

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after the effective date of this registration statement.

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933 check the following box:  ☐

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☒ 333-258028

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering.  ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer      Accelerated filer  
Non-accelerated filer      Smaller reporting company  
     Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.  ☐

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

Title of Each Class of

Security Being Registered

 

Amount

Being

Registered

 

Proposed

Maximum

Offering Price
per Security(1)

 

Proposed

Maximum

Aggregate

Offering Price (1)

 

Amount of

Registration Fee

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant (2)

  2,300,000   $10.00   $23,000,000   $2,132.10

Class A ordinary shares included as part of the units (3)

  2,300,000       — (4)

Redeemable warrants included as part of the units (3)

  1,150,000       — (4)

Total

          $23,000,000   $ 2,132.10 (5)

 

 

(1)

Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee.

(2)

Represents only the additional number of securities being registered. Does not include the securities that the Registrant previously registered on the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-258028).

(3)

Pursuant to Rule 416(a) of the Securities Act, there are also being registered an indeterminable number of additional securities as may be issued to prevent dilution resulting from share splits, share dividends or similar transactions.

(4)

No fee pursuant to Rule 457(g) of the Securities Act.

(5)

The Registrant previously registered securities having a proposed maximum aggregate offering price of $207,000,000 on its Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-258028), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2021. In accordance with Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, an additional number of securities having a proposed maximum offering price of $23,000,000 is hereby registered, which includes securities issuable upon the exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option.

 

 

The Registration Statement shall become effective upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in accordance with Rule 462 (b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

 

 


EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Registration Statement on Form S-1 is being filed with respect to the registration of 2,300,000 additional units of BioPlus Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Registrant”), each consisting of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant, pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and General Instruction V to Form S-1. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to certain adjustments, and only whole warrants are exercisable. This Registration Statement relates to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-258028) (the “Prior Registration Statement”), initially filed by the Registrant on July 20, 2021 and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2021. The required opinions of counsel and related consents and accountant’s consent are attached hereto and filed herewith. Pursuant to Rule 462(b), the contents of the Prior Registration Statement, including the exhibits thereto, are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement.

CERTIFICATION

The Registrant hereby certifies to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) that (1) it has instructed its bank to pay the filing fee set forth on the cover page of this Registration Statement by a wire transfer of such amount to the Commission’s account at U.S. Bank as soon as practicable (but no later than the close of business as of December 2, 2021), (2) it will not revoke such instructions, (3) it has sufficient funds in the relevant account to cover the amount of such filing fee and (4) it will confirm receipt of such instructions by its bank during regular business hours no later than December 2, 2021.


PART II

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

Item 16. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

(a) Exhibits. All exhibits filed with or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement on Form S-1 (SEC File No. 333-258028) are incorporated by reference into, and shall be deemed a part of, this Registration Statement, and the following additional exhibits are filed herewith, as part of this Registration Statement:

 

Exhibit No.

  

Description

5.1    Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP
5.2    Opinion of Walkers LLP, Cayman Islands counsel to the Registrant.
23.1    Consent of WithumSmith+Brown, PC.
23.2    Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1)
23.3    Consent of Walkers LLP (included in Exhibit 5.2)

II-1


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Town of Atherton, State of California, on the 2nd day of December, 2021.

 

BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.
By:  

/s/ Jonathan Rigby

Name:   Jonathan Rigby
Title:   Chairman and Chief Business Officer

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this amended Registration Statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities on December 2, 2021.

 

Name

     

Position

/s/ Ross Haghighat

    Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Ross Haghighat     (Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

II-2

Exhibit 5.1

 

  140 Scott Drive
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  Tel: +1.650.328.4600 Fax: +1.650.463.2600
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  Re:

Initial Public Offering of Units of BioPlus Acquisition Corp.

To the addressees set forth above:

We have acted as special U.S. counsel to BioPlus Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Company”), in connection with the proposed issuance of up to 23,000,000 units of the Company (collectively, the “Units”), with each Unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, $0.0001 par value per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares” and the Class A Ordinary Shares to be included in the Units, the “Shares”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company to be included in the Units (the “Warrants”), each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share. The Units, the Shares and the Warrants are included in a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), initially filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on July 20, 2021 (as amended, the “Initial Registration Statement”). The terms “Units,” “Shares” and “Warrants” shall include any additional such securities registered by the Company on a registration statement relating to the Initial Registration Statement filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) promulgated under the Act (the “Post-Effective Amendment” and together with the offering contemplated by the Initial Registration Statement, the “Registration Statement”). This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or related prospectus (the “Prospectus”), other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issuance of the Units and the Warrants.

As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter, including:

(a) the form of the underwriting agreement proposed to be entered into between the Company and the underwriters named therein that is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the Registration Statement (the “Underwriting Agreement”); and


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(b) the form of the warrant agreement proposed to be entered into between the Company and the Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as warrant agent that is filed as Exhibit 4.4 to the Registration Statement (the “Warrant Agreement,” and together with the Underwriting Agreement, the “Transaction Documents”).

With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are only opining herein as to the internal laws of the State of New York, and we express no opinion with respect to the applicability thereto, or the effect thereon, of the laws of any other jurisdiction, domestic or foreign, or as to any matters of municipal law or the laws of any local agencies within any state. Various matters concerning the laws of the Cayman Islands with respect to the Units, Warrants and Shares are addressed in the opinion of Maples and Calder, which has been separately provided to you. We express no opinion with respect to those matters herein, and, to the extent such matters are necessary to the conclusions expressed herein, we have, with your consent, assumed such matters.

Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof:

1. When the Units shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers and have been issued by the Company against payment therefor in the circumstances contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement, the Units will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms.

2. When the Units shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers and have been issued by the Company against payment therefor in the circumstances contemplated by the Underwriting Agreement, the Warrants will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligations of the Company, enforceable against the Company in accordance with their terms.

Our opinions set forth in numbered paragraphs 1 and 2 are subject to: (i) the effect of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, fraudulent transfer, moratorium or other similar laws relating to or affecting the rights and remedies of creditors; (ii) the effect of general principles of equity, whether considered in a proceeding in equity or at law (including the possible unavailability of specific performance or injunctive relief), concepts of materiality, reasonableness, good faith and fair dealing, and the discretion of the court before which a proceeding is brought; (iii) the invalidity under certain circumstances under law or court decisions of provisions providing for the indemnification of or contribution to a party with respect to a liability where such indemnification or contribution is contrary to public policy; and (iv) we express no opinion as to (a) any provision for liquidated damages, monetary penalties or other economic remedies to the extent such provisions are deemed to constitute a penalty, (b) consents to, or restrictions upon, governing law, jurisdiction, venue, arbitration, remedies, or judicial relief, (c) waivers of rights or defenses, (d) any provision requiring the payment of attorneys’ fees, where such payment is contrary to law or public policy, (e) advance waivers of claims, defenses, rights granted by law, or notice, opportunity for hearing, evidentiary


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requirements, statutes of limitation, trial by jury or at law, or other procedural rights, (f) waivers of broadly or vaguely stated rights, (g) provisions for exclusivity, election or cumulation of rights or remedies, (h) provisions authorizing or validating conclusive or discretionary determinations, (i) proxies, powers and trusts, (j) provisions prohibiting, restricting, or requiring consent to assignment or transfer of any right or property, (k) any provision to the extent it requires that a claim with respect to a security denominated in other than U.S. dollars (or a judgment in respect of such a claim) be converted into U.S. dollars at a rate of exchange at a particular date, to the extent applicable law otherwise provides, and (l) the severability, if invalid, of provisions to the foregoing effect.

With your consent, we have assumed:

(a) the issuance of Warrants and Units have been duly authorized by the Company and the Transaction Documents have been or will be duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company and the other parties thereto;

(b) the Company (i) is duly incorporated and is validly existing and in good standing, (ii) has requisite legal status and legal capacity under the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization and (iii) has complied and will comply with all aspects of the laws of the jurisdiction of its organization in connection with the transactions contemplated by, and the performance of its obligations under, the Transaction Documents;

(c) each of the Transaction Documents constitutes or will constitute a legally valid and binding obligations of the parties thereto other than the Company, enforceable against each of them in accordance with their respective terms;

(d) neither (i) the execution and delivery by the Company of the Transaction Documents nor the performance by the Company of its obligations thereunder or (ii) the issuance and sale of the Units or Warrants: (i) conflicts or will conflict with the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company, (ii) constitutes or will constitute a violation of, or a default under, any lease, indenture, instrument or other agreement to which the Company or its property is subject, (iii) contravenes or will contravene any order or decree of any governmental authority to which the Company or its property is subject, or (iv) violates or will violate any law, rule or regulation to which the Company or its property is subject (except that we do not make the assumption set forth in this clause (iv) with respect to the laws of the State of New York); and

(e) that the status of the Warrants or Units as legally valid and binding obligations of the parties will not be affected by any (i) breaches of, or defaults under, agreements or instruments, (ii) violations of statutes, rules, regulations or court or governmental orders, or (iii) failures to obtain required consents, approvals or authorizations from, or to make required registrations, declarations or filings with, governmental authorities.

This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to


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the reference to our firm in the Prospectus under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.

 

Sincerely,
/s/ Latham & Watkins LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP

Exhibit 5.2

 

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BY EMAIL

 

2 December 2021   

 

Our Ref: JW/kb/169364

BioPlus Acquisition Corp.

c/o Walkers Corporate Limited

190 Elgin Avenue

George Town

Grand Cayman KY1-9008

Cayman Islands

  

Dear Sir or Madam

BIOPLUS ACQUISITION CORP.

We have been asked to provide this legal opinion to you with regard to the laws of the Cayman Islands in connection with the registration of an initial public offering by BioPlus Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), of:

 

1.

an additional up to 2,000,000 units (the “Units”), each Unit consisting of one Class A ordinary share in the capital of the Company, par value US$0.0001 (each such Class A ordinary share issued as part of the Units and the Over-Allotment Units and issued upon exercise of the Warrants (each as defined below) included in the Units and the Over-Allotment Units (as defined below) an “Ordinary Share” and together, the “Ordinary Shares”), and one-half of one warrant to purchase one Ordinary Share (the “Warrants”);

 

2.

an additional up to 300,000 units (the “Over-Allotment Units”), which may be issued upon exercise of an option granted to the underwriters to cover over-allotments, if any;

 

3.

all Ordinary Shares and all Warrants issued as part of the Units and the Over-Allotment Units; and

 

4.

all Ordinary Shares that may be issued upon exercise of the Warrants included in the Units and the Over-Allotment Units,

in each case under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and pursuant to the terms of the Registration Statement (as defined in Schedule 1).

For the purposes of giving this opinion, we have examined and relied solely upon the originals or copies of the documents listed in Schedule 1.

We are Cayman Islands Attorneys at Law and express no opinion as to any laws other than the laws of the Cayman Islands in force and as interpreted at the date of this opinion.


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Based upon the foregoing examinations and the assumptions and qualifications set out below and having regard to legal considerations which we consider relevant, and under the laws of the Cayman Islands, as at the date hereof, we give the following opinions in relation to the matters set out below.

 

1.

The Company is an exempted company duly incorporated with limited liability, validly existing under the laws of the Cayman Islands and in good standing with the Registrar of Companies in the Cayman Islands (the “Registrar”).

 

2.

The Ordinary Shares, as contemplated by the Registration Statement, have been duly authorised by all necessary corporate action of the Company, and upon the issue of the Ordinary Shares (by the entry of the name of the registered owner thereof in the Register of Members of the Company confirming that such Ordinary Shares have been issued and credited as fully paid), delivery and payment therefor by the purchaser in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles (as defined in Schedule 1) and in the manner contemplated by the Registration Statement and the Underwriting Agreement (as defined in Schedule 1), the Ordinary Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (meaning that no additional sums may be levied in respect of such Ordinary Shares on the holder thereof by the Company).

 

3.

The Ordinary Shares, to be issued upon exercise of the Warrants as contemplated by the Warrant Documents (as defined in Schedule 1), have been duly authorised by all necessary corporate action of the Company and upon the issue of such Ordinary Shares (by the entry of the name of the registered owner thereof in the Register of Members of the Company confirming that such Ordinary Shares have been issued and credited as fully paid), delivery and exercise of the Warrants in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles and in the manner contemplated by the Registration Statement and the Warrant Documents, such Ordinary Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (meaning that no additional sums may be levied in respect of such Ordinary Shares on the holder thereof by the Company).

The foregoing opinions are given based on the following assumptions.

 

1.

The originals of all documents examined in connection with this opinion are authentic. The signatures, initials and seals on the Documents and Resolutions (each as defined in Schedule 1) are, or will be, genuine and are, or will be, those of a person or persons stated therein. All documents purporting to be sealed have been, or will be, so sealed. All copies are complete and conform to their originals. The Documents when executed will conform in every material respect to the latest drafts of the same produced to us prior to the date hereof and, where provided in successive drafts, have been marked up to indicate all changes to such Documents.

 

2.

The Memorandum and Articles will be the memorandum and articles of association of the Company in effect at the time of the issue of the Ordinary Shares.

 

3.

We have relied upon the statements and representations of directors, officers and other representatives of the Company as to factual matters.

 

4.

The Company will receive consideration in money or money’s worth for each Ordinary Share offered by the Company when issued at the agreed issue price as per the terms of the Registration Statement, such price in any event not being less than the stated par or nominal value of each Ordinary Share.


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5.

Each of the Documents will be duly authorised (other than by the Company with regard to the laws of the Cayman Islands), executed and delivered by or on behalf of all relevant parties prior to the issue and sale of the Ordinary Shares and will be legal, valid, binding and enforceable against all relevant parties in accordance with their terms under the laws of the State of New York and all other relevant laws (other than the laws of the Cayman Islands).

 

6.

The choice of New York law as the governing law of the Documents has been made in good faith and would be regarded as a valid and binding selection which will be upheld by the courts of the State of New York as a matter of New York law and all other relevant laws (other than the laws of the Cayman Islands).

 

7.

The power, authority and legal right of all parties under all relevant laws and regulations (other than the Company under the laws of the Cayman Islands) to enter into, execute and perform their respective obligations under the Documents.

 

8.

All preconditions to the obligations of the parties to the Underwriting Agreement, the Unit Certificate and the Warrant Documents will be satisfied or duly waived prior to the issue and sale of the Ordinary Shares and there will be no breach of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Unit Certificate and the Warrant Documents.

The opinions expressed above are subject to the following qualifications:

 

1.

The term “enforceable” and its cognates as used in this opinion means that the obligations assumed by any party under the Documents are of a type which the courts of the Cayman Islands (the “Courts” and each a “Court”) enforce. This does not mean that those obligations will necessarily be enforced in all circumstances in accordance with their terms. In particular:

 

  (a)

enforcement of obligations and the priority of obligations may be limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, liquidation, reorganisation, readjustment of debts or moratorium and other laws of general application relating to or affecting the rights of creditors or by prescription or lapse of time;

 

  (b)

enforcement may be limited by general principles of equity and, in particular, the availability of certain equitable remedies such as injunction or specific performance of an obligation may be limited where a Court considers damages to be an adequate remedy;

 

  (c)

claims may become barred under statutes of limitation or may be or become subject to defences of set-off, counterclaim, estoppel and similar defences;

 

  (d)

where obligations are to be performed in a jurisdiction outside the Cayman Islands, they may not be enforceable in the Cayman Islands to the extent that performance would be illegal under the laws of, or contrary to the public policy of, that jurisdiction;

 

  (e)

a judgment of a Court may be required to be made in Cayman Islands dollars;


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  (f)

to the extent that any provision of the Documents is adjudicated to be penal in nature, it will not be enforceable in the Courts; in particular, the enforceability of any provision of the Documents that is adjudicated to constitute a secondary obligation which imposes a detriment on the contract-breaker out of all proportion to any legitimate interest of the innocent party in the enforcement of the primary obligation may be limited;

 

  (g)

to the extent that the performance of any obligation arising under the Documents would be fraudulent or contrary to public policy, it will not be enforceable in the Courts;

 

  (h)

in the case of an insolvent liquidation of the Company, its liabilities are required to be translated into the functional currency of the Company (being the currency of the primary economic environment in which it operated as at the commencement of the liquidation) at the exchange rates prevailing on the date of commencement of the voluntary liquidation or the day on which the winding up order is made (as the case may be);

 

  (i)

a Court will not necessarily award costs in litigation in accordance with contractual provisions in this regard; and

 

  (j)

the effectiveness of terms in the Documents excusing any party from a liability or duty otherwise owed or indemnifying that party from the consequences of incurring such liability or breaching such duty shall be construed in accordance with, and shall be limited by, applicable law, including generally applicable rules and principles of common law and equity.

 

2.

Our opinion as to good standing is based solely upon receipt of the Certificate of Good Standing issued by the Registrar. The Company shall be deemed to be in good standing under section 200A of the Companies Act (as amended) of the Cayman Islands (the “Companies Act”) on the date of issue of the certificate if all fees and penalties under the Companies Act have been paid and the Registrar has no knowledge that the Company is in default under the Companies Act.

This opinion is limited to the matters referred to herein and shall not be construed as extending to any other matter or document not referred to herein. This opinion is given solely for your benefit and the benefit of your legal advisers acting in that capacity in relation to this transaction and may not be relied upon by any other person, other than persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the provisions of the Securities Act, without our prior written consent.

This opinion shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Cayman Islands.

We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the references to our firm, as Cayman Islands counsel to the Company in the Registration Statement.

Yours faithfully

/s/ Walkers

WALKERS (CAYMAN) LLP


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SCHEDULE 1

LIST OF DOCUMENTS EXAMINED

 

1.

The Certificate of Incorporation dated 11 February 2021, Register of Directors and Register of Officers, in each case, of the Company, copies of which have been provided to us by its registered office in the Cayman Islands (together the “Company Records”), the Amended and Restated Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company adopted on 2 December 2021, filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Registration Statement (the “Memorandum and Articles”).

 

2.

The Cayman Online Registry Information System (CORIS), the Cayman Islands’ General Registry’s online database, searched on 2 December 2021.

 

3.

The Register of Writs and other Originating Process of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands kept at the Clerk of Court’s Office, George Town, Grand Cayman, examined at 9.00 am on 2 December 2021.

 

4.

A copy of a Certificate of Good Standing dated 2 December 2021 in respect of the Company issued by the Registrar (the “Certificate of Good Standing”).

 

5.

A copy of executed written resolutions of the directors of the Company approving the offering for sale of the Ordinary Shares dated 2 December 2021 (the “Resolutions”).

 

6.

Copies of the following documents (the “Documents”):

 

  (a)

the Registration Statement on Form S-1, as amended, (Registration No. 333-258028) initially filed on 19 July 2021 by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission registering the Units, Ordinary Shares and Warrants under the Securities Act (as filed, the “Registration Statement”);

 

  (b)

a draft of the form of the warrant agreement to be entered into by and between the Company and Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company as warrant agent and the warrant certificate constituting the Warrants (the “Warrant Documents”);

 

  (c)

a draft of the form of the unit certificate constituting the Units (the “Unit Certificate”); and

 

  (d)

a draft of the form of the underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) to be entered into between the Company and the underwriters listed therein.

Exhibit 23.1

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-1 pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, of our report dated November 12, 2021, relating to the financial statements of BioPlus Acquisition Corp. appearing in the Registration Statement on Amendment No. 2 to Form S-1, File No. 333-258028.

 

/s/ WithumSmith+Brown, PC
New York, New York
December 2, 2021


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