NEW YORK, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. ("AAPC") (NASDAQ: AAPC) and TLA Worldwide plc (AIM: TLA), a leading athlete representation and sports marketing business, announced today the launch of a roadshow with potential U.S. investors, which will take place over the next two weeks. TLA's acquisition by AAPC is expected to close in the fall of 2016. TLA represents some of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, including Carlos Correa, Jameis Winston, Jim Furyk, and Kerri Walsh Jennings.
Bart Campbell, Executive Chairman of TLA, commented: "We are looking forward to introducing the compelling story of TLA to U.S. investors. TLA is an industry leader in sports representation and marketing. Listing on the NASDAQ will position us to better serve our U.S. clientele in a robust American sports industry, and will provide a strong platform for growth."
Michael J. Principe, CEO and Co-founder of TLA, added: "TLA has a proven track record for growth, as we have rapidly penetrated diverse markets within the sports industry. Trading as a U.S. public company reinforces that trajectory and provides greater opportunities for our clients, partners and shareholders."
AAPC announced its agreement to acquire TLA on May 3, 2016. AAPC's Capital Markets Advisor in connection with the transaction is Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and AAPC's acquisition of TLA is expected to close in the fall of 2016. TLA will delist from the AIM on the London Stock Exchange following the transaction, and the combined company will trade on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker TLA. TLA will be the only publicly-traded sports representation agency in the world.
About TLA Worldwide
TLA Worldwide is a leading athlete representation, event management and sports marketing group quoted on AIM-LSE in London. The Group derives revenues from long-term agency relationships with many prominent U.S. and international sports stars, broadcasters and media personalities associated with major sports including the MLB, NFL, NBA, PGA tour, AFL and Olympians and Cricketers. In addition, it also provides a range of services in respect of media consultancy, sports sponsorship and event creation and ownership, including the International Champions Cup tournament in Australia. With over 170 full-time personnel, TLA Worldwide serves its clients from 10 locations worldwide including its offices in London, UK; New York, Newport Beach and California, USA; Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Sydney, Australia. For more information, please visit www.tlaworldwide.com.
AAPC is a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands on January 14, 2015 for the purpose of conducting a business combination led by its sponsors and Jonathan Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer of AAPC. As of December 31, 2015, AAPC had $80.8 million of capital in trust which includes the net proceeds raised in its initial public offering on May 4, 2015. AAPC's ordinary shares are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("NASDAQ") under ticker AACP.
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This communication may be deemed to be solicitation material in respect of the proposed combination (the "Business Combination") of TLA Worldwide plc ("TLA") and Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. (the "Company"), including the issuance of the Company's ordinary shares in respect of the proposed Business Combination. In connection with the foregoing proposed Business Combination and issuance of the Company's ordinary shares, the Company expects to file a proxy statement on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). To the extent the Company effects the Business Combination as a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement between TLA and TLA shareholders (the "Scheme") under the UK Companies Act of 2006, as amended, the issuance of the Company's ordinary shares in the Business Combination would not be expected to require registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), pursuant to an exemption provided by Section 3(a)(10) under the Act. In the event that the Company determines to conduct an acquisition of TLA pursuant to an offer or otherwise in a manner that is not exempt from the registration requirements of the Act, it will file a registration statement with the SEC containing a prospectus with respect to the Company's ordinary shares that would be issued in the acquisition. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF THE COMPANY ARE URGED TO READ THESE MATERIALS (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE BUSINESS COMBINATION THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY, THE PROPOSED ISSUANCE OF THE COMPANY'S ORDINARY SHARES, AND THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION. The preliminary proxy statement, the definitive proxy statement, and any registration statement/prospectus, in each case as applicable, and other relevant materials in connection with the proposed issuance of the Company's ordinary shares and the Business Combination (when they become available), and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by contacting the Company in writing at 590 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
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TLA is organized under the laws of England and Wales. Some of the officers and directors of TLA are residents of countries other than the United States. As a result, it may not be possible to sue TLA or such persons in a non-U.S. court for violations of U.S. securities laws. It may be difficult to compel TLA and its respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction and judgment of a U.S. court or for investors to enforce against them the judgments of U.S. courts.
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