AVISTA HEALTHCARE PUBLIC ACQUISITION CORP. (NASDAQ:AHPA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

AVISTA HEALTHCARE PUBLIC ACQUISITION CORP. (NASDAQ:AHPA) Files An 8-K Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

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Amendment to the Transaction Agreement

As previously disclosed, on August21, 2017, Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (“AHPAC”), Avista Healthcare Merger Sub,Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of AHPAC (“Merger Sub”), Avista Healthcare NewCo, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of AHPAC (“NewCo”), Envigo International Holdings,Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Envigo”) and Jermyn Street Associates, LLC, solely in its capacity as Shareholder Representative (as defined therein), entered into a Transaction Agreement, as amended by that certain Amendment No.1, dated as of November22, 2017, as further amended by that certain Amendment No.2, dated as of December22, 2017 and as further amended by that certain Amendment No.3, dated as of January21, 2018 (the “Transaction Agreement”).

On February9, 2018, to Section8.13 of the Transaction Agreement, AHPAC, Merger Sub, NewCo, Envigo and the Shareholder Representative entered into a further amendment to the Transaction Agreement (“Amendment No.4”). Amendment No.4, among other things, reduces the aggregate consideration payable to the Selling Equityholders by approximately $79million, and increases the number of ClassB Shares (as defined below) surrendered by the ClassB Holders (as defined below) to the Amended and Restated Parent Sponsor Letter Agreement.

Other than as modified to the Amendment, the Transaction Agreement remains in full force and effect. The foregoing descriptions of the Amendment and the Transaction Agreement do not purport to be complete.

Amended and Restated Parent Sponsor Letter Agreement

In connection with the execution and delivery of Amendment No.4, Avista Acquisition Corp., a Cayman Islands exempted company (the “Parent Sponsor”), and certain directors of AHPAC, who together own all of AHPAC’s issued and outstanding ClassB ordinary shares (the “ClassB Shares”) (collectively with the Parent Sponsor, solely in their capacity as a holder of ClassB Shares, the “ClassB Holders”) have entered into an amended and restated letter agreement (the “Restated Letter”) to which, immediately prior to the consummation of the First Merger, the ClassB Holders will surrender to AHPAC an aggregate 4,715,576 million ClassB Shares and 4,100,000 Private Placement Warrants.

The foregoing description of the Restated Letter does not purport to be complete.

Disclaimer

This Current Report shall neither constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which the offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This Current Report relates to a proposed Business Combination between AHPAC and Envigo.

Additional Information about the Business Combination

In connection with the proposed Business Combination between Envigo and AHPAC, AHPAC filed with the SEC a preliminary proxy statement and will file with the SEC and mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documentation to AHPAC’s shareholders. AHPAC’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement and documents incorporated by reference therein as these materials will contain important information about AHPAC, Envigo and the Business Combination. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to AHPAC’s shareholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed Business Combination when it becomes available. Shareholders may obtain a copy of the preliminary proxy, and will also be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement once it is available, without charge, at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by directing a request to: Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp., 65 East 55th Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022.

Participants in the Solicitation

AHPAC and its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from AHPAC’s shareholders in connection with the proposed Business Combination. Shareholders are urged to carefully read the preliminary proxy statement filed with the SEC, and the definitive proxy statement regarding the proposed Business Combination when it becomes available, which contain important information. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rulesof the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of AHPAC’s shareholders in connection with the proposed Business Combination are included in the preliminary proxy statement, and will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement when it is filed with the SEC. Information about AHPAC’s executive officers and directors also are included in the preliminary proxy statement and will be set forth in the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed Business Combination when it becomes available.

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