Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation Announces Name Change to Perception Capital Corp. III

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”), today announced a corporate name change to Perception Capital Corp. III, to better reflect Perception Capital Partners III-A LLC as the Company’s new managing sponsor. Perception Capital Partners III-A LLC is affiliated with Perception Capital Partners, a private and public investment firm and serial sponsor of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The Company’s ordinary shares will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market under its ticker symbols: PFTA, PFTAW and PFTAU.

“We are very pleased with this outcome,” said Rick Gaenzle, the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. “We continue to believe the SPAC product offers unique advantages for companies seeking a public markets presence. As the excess supply has exited with nearly 300 SPACs liquidating since 2022, we believe that public markets are returning to equilibrium, and believe there is growing interest from target companies in once again exploring deSPAC transactions.”

Scott Honour, the Company’s new Chairman, added “We are actively exploring target opportunities and continue to be open to vehicle sale and partnership discussions. As successful serial sponsors and operators, we bring the market access, market knowledge, deal flow, and know-how to get deals done in this market.”

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About Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation

Portage Fintech Acquisition Corporation (the "Company") is a blank check company. The Company's managing sponsor is affiliated with Perception Capital Partners ("Perception"), an investment group focused on placing capital in partnership with owners and management teams to drive growth and stakeholder value.

Rick Gaenzle
Chief Executive Officer