SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 28, 2022
BRILLIANT ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|British Virgin Islands||001-39341||N/A|
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
99 Dan Ba Road, C-9, Putuo District,
Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (86) 021-80125497
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
|☒||Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)|
|☐||Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)|
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on |
|Units, each consisting of one Ordinary Share, one Right and one Redeemable Warrant||BRLIU||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Ordinary Shares, no par value per share||BRLI||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Rights, each right entitling the holder to 1/10 of one Ordinary Share||BRLIR||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
|Warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share||BRLIW||The Nasdaq Capital Market|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☒
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
As previously reported, on February 22, 2022, Brilliant Acquisition Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company (“Brilliant”), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (as amended by that certain Amendment No. 1 to the Merger Agreement, dated as of September 21, 2022, and as it may be further amended, supplemented or otherwise modified from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Brilliant and Nukkleus Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Nukkleus”). Upon consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, Nukkleus would become a Nasdaq-listed company (“PubCo”) and the parent company of Brilliant. The transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, are hereinafter referred to as the “Business Combination.”
On September 28, 2022, parties to the Merger Agreement entered into an Amendment No. 2 to the Merger Agreement (the “Amendment”) pursuant to which the parties agreed to increase the amount of the “Backstop Pool” (as defined in the Merger Agreement) of shares to be issued to Brilliant Public Shareholders in the Business Combination from the lower of (1) 506,000, and (2) 20% of the aggregate number of SPAC Shares and SPAC Rights issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time (each as defined in the Merger Agreement) prior to the Amendment to the lower of (1) 1,012,000, and (2) 40% of the aggregate number of SPAC Shares and SPAC Rights issued and outstanding immediately prior to the Effective Time pursuant to the Amendment.
The foregoing descriptions of the Merger Agreement and the Amendment are not complete and are subject to and qualified in their entirety by reference to the Merger Agreement and the Amendment, copies of which are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibits 2.1 and 2.2, respectively, and the terms of which are incorporated by reference herein.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This Current Report relates to a proposed business combination among Nukkleus, Brilliant and Merger Sub in which Merger Sub would merge into Brilliant. In connection with the proposed transaction, Nukkleus has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4 that includes a proxy statement of Nukkleus and that also constitutes a prospectus of Nukkleus with respect to the PubCo Shares to be issued in the proposed transaction (the “proxy statement/prospectus”). The definitive proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) will be delivered to Nukkleus’s stockholders. Each of Nukkleus and Brilliant may also file other relevant documents regarding the proposed transaction with the SEC. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF NUKKLEUS AND BRILLIANT ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ALL OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT ARE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THESE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION.
Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) and other documents that are filed or will be filed with the SEC by Brilliant or Nukkleus through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Stockholders of Nukkleus will also be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement, without charge by directing a request to: Nukkleus, Inc., 525 Washington Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey 07310. Shareholders of Brilliant will also be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement, without charge by directing a request to: Brilliant Acquisition Corporation, 99 Dan Ba Road, C-9, Putuo District, Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China.
Participants in the Solicitation
Brilliant and its directors and executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Brilliant in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about Brilliant’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Brilliant’s ordinary shares is set forth in Brilliant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on March 31, 2022. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in respect of the proposed transaction when they become available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
Nukkleus and its directors and executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of Nukkleus in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about Nukkleus’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of Nukkleus common stock is set forth in Nukkleus’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2021, initially filed with the SEC on December 29, 2021, as amended to date. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC in respect of the proposed transaction when they become available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described above.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document, including but not limited to: (i) the risk that the proposed business combination may not be completed in a timely manner or at all, which may adversely affect the price of Nukkleus and/or Brilliant securities; (ii) the risk that the proposed business combination may not be completed by Brilliant’s business combination deadline and the potential failure to obtain an extension of the business combination deadline if sought by Brilliant; (iii) the failure to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the proposed business combination, including the approval of the proposed business combination by the stockholders of Nukkleus and/or Brilliant, the satisfaction of the minimum trust account amount following redemptions by Brilliant’s public shareholders and the receipt of certain governmental and regulatory approvals; (iv) the effect of the announcement or pendency of the proposed business combination on Nukkleus’s business relationships, performance, and business generally; (v) risks that the proposed business combination disrupts current plans of Nukkleus and potential difficulties in Nukkleus employee retention as a result of the proposed business combination; (vi) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Nukkleus or Brilliant related to the agreement and plan of merger or the proposed business combination; (vii) the ability to maintain the listing of Brilliant’s securities on the Nasdaq Stock Market; (viii) the price of Nukkleus’s and/or Brilliant’s securities, including volatility resulting from changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Nukkleus and Brilliant plan to operate, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Nukkleus’s business and changes in the combined capital structure; and (ix) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed business combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties described in the proxy statement/prospectus contained in Nukkleus’s Form S-4 registration statement described below, including those under “Risk Factors” therein, the Annual Report on Form 10-K for Nukkleus and Brilliant, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for Nukkleus and Brilliant and other documents filed by Nukkleus and/or Brilliant from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Nukkleus and Brilliant assume no obligation and, except as required by law, do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither Nukkleus nor Brilliant gives any assurance that either Nukkleus or Brilliant will achieve its expectations.
No Offer or Solicitation
This communication is not intended to and will not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval and is not a substitute for the proxy statement/prospectus or any other document that Brilliant or Nukkleus may file with the SEC or send to Nukkleus’s and/or Brilliant’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. No offer of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|2.1†||Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 22, 2022, by and among Nukkleus Inc. and Brilliant Acquisition Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 2022).|
|2.2||Amendment No 2. to Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 28, 2022, by and among Nukkleus Inc. and Brilliant Acquisition Corporation.|
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|†||Certain of the exhibits and schedules to this exhibit have been omitted in accordance with Regulation S-K Item 601(b)(2). The Registrant agrees to furnish supplementally a copy of all omitted exhibits and schedules to the SEC upon its request.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|BRILLIANT ACQUISITION CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Dr. Peng Jiang|
|Name:||Dr. Peng Jiang|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|Dated: September 29, 2022|
ATTACHMENTS / EXHIBITS
AMENDMENT NO 2. TO AGREEMENT AND PLAN OF MERGER, DATED AS OF SEPTEMBER 28, 2022, BY AND AMONG NUKKLEUS INC. AND BRILLIANT ACQUISITION CORPORATION