UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
SCHEDULE 13G

 

(Rule 13d-102)
Information to Be Included in Statements Filed Pursuant to § 240.13d-1 (b), (c) and (d) and Amendments Thereto Filed Pursuant to § 240.13d-2

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
 
Artisan Acquisition Corp.

(Name of Issuer)

 

CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES, $0.0001 PAR VALUE PER SHARE

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

G0509L 102

(CUSIP Number)

 

December 31, 2021

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(b)

 

¨ Rule 13d-1(c)

 

x Rule 13d-1(d)

  

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

 

 

 

 

 

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  1 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Artisan LLC

  2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  3

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Cayman Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

  9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

9,133,558 (1)

10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)  ¨

 

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

26.9 (1)(2)

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

OO

 

 

 

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  1 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)

  2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  3

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Hong Kong

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

  9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

9,133,558 (1)

10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)  ¨

 

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

26.9 (1)(2)

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

 

  

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  1 

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Cheng Chi Kong

  2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (See Instructions)

(a)  ¨        (b)  ¨

 

  3

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Hong Kong

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

6

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

7

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

9,133,558 (1)

8

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

  9

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

9,133,558 (1)

10

CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (See Instructions)  ¨

 

11

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)

 

26.9 (1)(2)

12

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (See Instructions)

 

IN

 

(1) See Item 4. Represents 9,133,558 Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Issuer (the “Class B ordinary shares”) directly held by Artisan LLC (the “Sponsor”) and which will automatically convert into the Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Issuer (the “Class A ordinary shares”) at the time of the Issuer’s initial business combination and as more fully described under the heading “Description of Securities—Founder Shares” in the Issuer’s Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on May 13, 2021 (File No. 333-254660) (the “IPO Prospectus”) or the Issuer’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association.

(2) Based on 33,934,235 Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, and 9,983,558  Class B ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value, issued and outstanding as of November 8, 2021 as reported in the Issuer’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 15, 2021 and assuming the conversion of all the shares of Class B ordinary shares into Class A ordinary shares.

 

 

 

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Item 1.  

 

(a) Name of Issuer.

 

Artisan Acquisition Corp. (the “Issuer”)

 

(b) Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices.

 

71 Fort Street, Box 500, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, KY1-1106

 

Item 2.  

 

(a) Name of Person Filing.

 

This Schedule 13G is filed by the entity and persons listed below, all of whom together are referred to herein as the “Reporting Persons”:

 

(i)  Artisan LLC (the “Sponsor”);

 

(ii)   Cheng Yin Pan (Ben); and

 

(iii)   Cheng Chi Kong.

 

(b) Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence.

 

The principal business office of each of the Reporting Persons is:

 

71 Fort Street, Box 500, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, KY1-1106

 

(c) Citizenship.

 

See responses to Item 4 on each of the cover pages of this Schedule 13G.

 

(d) Title of Class of Securities.

 

Class A ordinary shares, $0.0001 par value per share.

 

(e) CUSIP Number.

 

G0509L 102.

 


 

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rule 13d-1(b) or Rule 13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is:

 

         
    ¨   (a) a broker or dealer registered under Section 15 of the Exchange Act.
     
    ¨   (b) a bank as defined in Section 3(a)(6) or the Exchange Act.
     
    ¨   (c) an insurance company as defined in Section 3(a)(19) of the Exchange Act.
     
    ¨   (d) an investment company registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act.
     
    ¨   (e) an investment adviser in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
     
    ¨   (f) an employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
     
    ¨   (g) a parent holding company or control person in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).

 

 

 

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    ¨   (h) a savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.
     
    ¨   (i) a church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under Section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act.
     
    ¨   (j) a non-U.S. institution in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
     
    ¨   (k) a group in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K).
     
    x   Not applicable

 

Item 4. Ownership.

 

The responses to Items 5 to 11 of each of the cover pages of this Schedule 13G are incorporated herein by reference.

 

As of December 31, 2021, the Reporting Persons hold 9,133,558 Class B ordinary shares, representing 26.9% of the Issuer’s issued and outstanding ordinary shares and assuming the conversion of all Class B ordinary shares into Class A ordinary shares.

 

The Class B ordinary shares will automatically convert into Class A ordinary shares at the time of the Issuer’s initial business combination or earlier at the option of the holders thereof at a one-for-one basis, subject to adjustment, as more fully described in the Issuer’s amended and restated memorandum and articles of association or under the heading “Description of Securities—Founder Shares” in the issuer’s IPO prospectus.

 

The Sponsor is the record holder of the securities reported herein. Cheng Yin Pan (Ben) is the manager of Artisan LLC and has voting and investment discretion with respect to the ordinary shares held of record by Artisan LLC. Cheng Yin Pan and Cheng Chi Kong may be deemed to have beneficial ownership of the securities held directly by the Sponsor.

 

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 6. Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.

 

Not applicable.

 


 

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Member of the Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 10. Certification.

 

Not applicable.

 

***

  

 

 

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SIGNATURE

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: February 14, 2022

 

    Artisan LLC
       
    By:

/s/ Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)

      Name: Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)
      Title: Authorized Signatory

 

Dated: February 14, 2022

 

    By:

/s/ Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)

      Cheng Yin Pan (Ben)

 

Dated: February 14, 2022

 

    By:

/s/ Cheng Chi Kong

      Cheng Chi Kong

 

 

 

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit No.   Description
   
99.1   Joint Filing Agreement, dated as of February 14, 2022, by and among Artisan LLC, Cheng Yin Pan (Ben) and Cheng Chi Kong.

 

Attention: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations 

(See 18 U.S.C. 1001)

 

 

 

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