PERCEPTIVE CAPITAL SOLUTIONS CORP

We are a newly organized blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, which we refer to throughout this prospectus as our initial business combination. 

Our sponsor is an affiliate of Perceptive Advisors, a leading life sciences focused investment firm with over $9.7 billion of regulatory assets under management as of December 31, 2023. Since its launch in 1999, Perceptive Advisors has focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Our founders are the founder and management of Perceptive Advisors. Joseph Edelman, our Chairman, founded Perceptive Advisors in 1999. Adam Stone, our Chief Executive Officer, is the Chief Investment Officer of Perceptive Advisors and Michael Altman, our Chief Business Officer, is a Managing Director at Perceptive Advisors. Perceptive Advisors’ investment activity is focused on identifying both private and public companies in the life sciences and medical technology sectors and has investments in 210 companies as of December 31, 2023. The team at Perceptive Advisors consists of trained scientists, physicians and financial analysts who are passionately committed to identifying innovation that can drive critical change to current treatment paradigms. Perceptive Advisors invests across the capital structure and throughout a company’s growth cycle which provides access to a broad universe of management teams and companies seeking flexible capital solutions. Perceptive Advisors is also an active investor in pre-IPO financing rounds known as “crossovers.” Perceptive Advisors has invested in over 130 private companies since 2013 and in 2023 met with over 200 private companies in evaluation of private growth financing rounds, crossovers, and pre-IPO analysis.

MANAGEMENT & BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF PERCEPTIVE CAPITAL SOLUTIONS CORP

Joseph Edelman serves as the Chairman of our board of directors since March 2024. Mr. Edelman is Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager of Perceptive Advisors. Mr. Edelman has also served as a director of Athira Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHA) since May 2020 and as the chairman of the board of directors of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp IV (Nasdaq: ARYD) since January 2021. He also served as the Chairman of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp. from October 2018 to June 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp II from July 2020 to October 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp III from August 2020 to June 2021 and ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp V from March 2021 through its liquidation in July 2023. Prior to founding Perceptive Advisors, Mr. Edelman was a Senior Analyst at Aries Fund, a Paramount Capital Asset Management biotechnology hedge fund, from 1994 through 1998. Prior to that position, Mr. Edelman was a Senior Biotechnology Analyst at Prudential Securities from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Edelman started his career in the healthcare sector of the securities industry as a Biotechnology Analyst at Labe, Simpson from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Edelman earned an MBA from New York University and a BA, magna cum laude, in psychology from the University of California San Diego.

Adam Stone, our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since March 2024, joined Perceptive Advisors in 2006 and has acted as Chief Investment Officer since 2012 and is a member of the internal investment committees of Perceptive Advisors’ credit opportunities and venture funds. Mr. Stone has also served as Interim CEO of LianBio (Nasdaq: LIAN) since December 2023 and as Chief Executive Officer and director of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp IV (Nasdaq: ARYD) since January 2021. Mr. Stone currently serves on the board of directors of Solid Biosciences (Nasdaq: SLDB), LianBio, and Xontogeny, which are portfolio companies of Perceptive Advisors. Following the consummation of the business combination of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp. with Immatics in July 2020, Mr. Stone also serves on the supervisory board of Immatics N.V. (Nasdaq: IMTX). Previously, Mr. Stone served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp. from October 2018 to June 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp II from July 2020 to October 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp III from August 2020 to June 2021 and ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp V from March 2021 through its liquidation in July 2023. Prior to joining Perceptive Advisors, Mr. Stone was a Senior Analyst at Ursus Capital from 2001 to 2006 where he focused on biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals. Mr. Stone graduated, with honors, from Princeton University with a BA in molecular biology.

Michael Altman, CFA, our Chief Business Officer and a member of our board of directors since March 2024, joined Perceptive Advisors in 2007, is a Managing Director on the investment team and is a member of the internal investment committee of Perceptive Advisors’ credit opportunities fund. Mr. Altman’s focus is on medical devices, diagnostics, digital health and specialty pharmaceuticals. Mr. Altman has served as Chief Financial Officer and director of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp IV (Nasdaq: ARYD) since January 2021. Mr. Altman also serves on the boards of directors of Vensun Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vitruvius Therapeutics and Lyra Therapeutics (Nasdaq: LYRA), which are portfolio companies of Perceptive Advisors. Mr. Altman has also served as Chief Financial Officer and as a member of the board of directors of ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp. from October 2018 to June 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp II from July 2020 to October 2020, ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp III from August 2020 to June 2021 and ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp V from March 2021 through its liquidation in July 2023. Since June 2021, Mr. Altman also serves as a director of Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUT). Mr. Altman graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Business Administration.

Sam M. Cohn, CPA, our Chief Financial Officer since March 2024, joined Perceptive Advisors in 2016 and is Chief Financial Officer responsible for managing the financial operations for the Credit, Venture and Discovery funds at Perceptive Advisors. Prior to joining Perceptive Advisors, Mr. Cohn was a Senior Accountant at Fortress Investment Group working on the Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds. Prior to that, Mr. Cohn was an associate at Deloitte LLP focused on the audits of private equity funds. Mr. Cohn graduated from Rutgers Business School with an MBA and from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in individualized studies.

Mark C. McKenna serves on our board of directors. Mr. McKenna has served as a director of Spyre Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYRE) since February 2024, as director of Helix Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: HLXB) since February 2024, as Venture Partner at Arch Venture Partner since February 2024 and as chair of the board of directors of Apogee Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AGE) since August 2023. Mr. McKenna has also served as Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director of McKenna Capital Partners, a family office dedicated to investing in breakthrough treatments for debilitating diseases, since June 2023. Mr. McKenna most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Prometheus Biosciences, Inc. (“Prometheus”), a clinical stage biotechnology company, from September 2019 to June 2023, when Prometheus was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK), and as Chairman of the board of Prometheus from August 2021 to June 2023. Prior to Prometheus, he served as President of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Salix”), a pharmaceutical company and wholly owned subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies, Inc. (NYSE: BHC), from March 2016 through August 2019. Prior to Salix, Mr. McKenna spent more than a decade in various roles with Bausch + Lomb, also a division of Bausch Health Companies, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its U.S. Vision Care business. Before joining Bausch + Lomb (NYSE: BLCO), he held several positions with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). Mr. McKenna received a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State University and an M.B.A. from Azusa Pacific University.

Kenneth Song, M.D. serves on our board of directors. Dr. Song is the co-founder and has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Ablaze Pharmaceuticals Inc. since April 2021 and has served as the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Averto Medical Inc. since February 2024. Previously, Dr. Song has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of RayzeBio Inc. and a member of RayzeBio Inc.’s board of directors from July 2020 until RayzeBio Inc’s acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) in February 2024. Prior to this, Dr. Song has also served as president, chief executive officer and as a member of the board of directors of Metacrine, Inc., a privately-held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company during his tenure, from September 2016 to June 2020. From April 2010 to April 2016, Dr. Song served as chief executive officer of Ariosa Diagnostics, a privately-held diagnostics company, which he co-founded and which was subsequently acquired by Roche (SIX: RO, ROG). Dr. Song has also served from April 2017 to September 2021 as executive chairman of the board of directors of Omniome, Inc., a private life science tools company that was subsequently acquired by Pacific Biosciences (Nasdaq: PACB). Further, Dr. Song has served as a venture capitalist at Venrock from 2007 to 2010 and a consultant at McKinsey & Company, a management consulting company, from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Song received a B.S. in biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.D. from University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Song trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, specialized in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Washington, and was a scientific research fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Harlan W. Waksal, M.D. serves on our board of directors. Dr. Waksal has served as Executive Chair of Lyra Therapeutics, Inc. since February 2022 and was elected to its board of directors as Chairperson in February 2022. Dr. Waksal also is the president and owner of Waksal Consulting LLC. Prior to this role, Dr. Waksal served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kadmon Holdings, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from August 2014 and a director since 2013 until its acquisition by Sanofi (Nasdaq: SNY) in November 2021. Dr. Waksal also served as President and Sole Proprietor of Waksal Consulting LLC from 2003 to 2014. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Waksal served as Executive Vice President, Business and Scientific Affairs at Acasti Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACST) (“Acasti”), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and as a consultant to Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. (formerly known as Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc.) (“Neptune”), a formerly publicly traded life sciences company and the parent company of Acasti. Dr. Waksal co-founded ImClone Systems (“ImClone”) in 1987, a formerly publicly traded biopharmaceutical company acquired by Eli Lilly and Company in 2008. Dr. Waksal served in senior roles at ImClone, including: President (1987 to 1994); Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (1994 to 2002); and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer (2002 to 2003). Dr. Waksal also served as a Director of ImClone from 1987 to 2005. Dr. Waksal served on the boards of Oberlin College and Sevion Therapeutics, Inc. through March 2016 and the boards of Acasti and Neptune through February 2016 and July 2015, respectively. Dr. Waksal’s additional roles include serving as Member of the Advisory Board at Roadmap Capital, Inc., Observer of the Board of Directors at NeuroBiopharm Inc., Chairman of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and Member of the Technology Advisory Board at the New Jersey Edison Innovation Fund. Dr. Waksal received his B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his training in internal medicine at New England Medical Center and in pathology at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn.

SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION FILINGS

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE & REQUIRED DISCLOSURES

PCSC Compensation Committee Charter
PCSC Audit Committee Charter
PCSC Nominating Committee Charter
PCSC Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

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