TWCT - Cellebrite DI Ltd. the global leader in Digital Intelligence ("DI") solutions for the public and private sectors, and TWC Tech Holdings II Corp. entered into a definitive business combination agreement and plan of merger. The pro forma implied equity value of Cellebrite post-merger is expected to be approximately $2.4 billion. Cellebrite's mission is to enable its customers to protect and save lives, accelerate justice and preserve privacy in communities around the world. Cellebrite empowers public and private sector customers, including federal, state and local public safety agencies and private sector enterprises, to manage Digital Intelligence in legally sanctioned investigations. With Cellebrite's end-to-end integrated Digital Intelligence investigative platform, customers can solve cases faster and more efficiently than ever before, digitizing the entire investigative lifecycle and accelerating outcomes within the justice system. The Company is deeply committed to data privacy and to the ethical use of its technology. Cellebrite's solutions have been purchased by 6,700 public safety agencies and private sector enterprises in over 140 countries and have helped millions of investigations globally. The Company's rapidly deployable technology solutions position it for long-term growth in a total addressable market that is estimated to reach $12 billion by 2023. Cellebrite's solutions are based on its unique, purpose-built technology for the investigative lifecycle and have become the standard in investigations and legal processes. The Company has diverse revenue streams across its offerings and customer segments and a high annual recurring revenue net retention rate.
Upon closing of the transaction the combined company will be listed on the Nasdaq Market under ticker symbol “CLBT.”
RICE - Rice Acquisition Corp. focused on the energy transition sector, announced an agreement to enter into a business combination with Aria Energy LLC (“Aria”) and Archaea Energy LLC (“Archaea LLC”), which will create the industry-leading renewable natural gas (“RNG”) platform. The combined Company will be named Archaea Energy (the “combined Company”), with an experienced executive team comprised of leaders from Archaea LLC and Aria. . The combination of these companies’ respective skills and assets instantly creates a proven, technology-driven landfill gas (“LFG”) developer that’s operating at scale today with a deep inventory of highly economic, low-risk growth projects to meet the ever-growing RNG demand. The combined Company’s industry-leading growth is supported with innovative, long-term fixed-price offtake agreements to ensure it achieves its economic goals, while also helping its customers achieve their long-term climate goals. Archaea Energy, the combined Company, is tackling one of the world’s most important climate problems. U.S. landfills are expected to grow from approx. 8 billion tons of waste in place in 2020 to 13 billion tons by 2050, which is expected to increase LFG emissions. Aria Energy LLC is a market leader in the North American LFG sector, having developed or constructed more than 50 projects over the last 25 years. Archaea Energy LLC was founded in 2018 by landfill owners and RNG technologists with the goal of building a cost-efficient solution for generating high-BTU RNG projects in the U.S. Archaea LLC’s development strategy and industry-leading gas separation expertise enables it to capture and convert LFG emissions with lower development costs. Its team helped design, build, or develop key gas processing systems for the majority of U.S. RNG facilities in operation today. Archaea LLC is actively tapping into a backlog of RNG demand via long-term fixed-price contracts, thereby reducing risks from RIN price volatility, a key differentiator of its commercial strategy compared to other RNG developers. Archaea LLC is also actively developing carbon sequestration projects and deploying on-site renewable power generation to further reduce the carbon intensity of its RNG to zero or negative. Archaea LLC believes it can develop green hydrogen from LFG and RNG at industry-leading costs by deploying proven technology.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021 and the combined Company plans to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “LFG”.
MUDS - Topps Co Inc, a sports and entertainment collectible firm backed by former Walt Disney Co Chief, Michael Eisner, will go public through a merger with Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corp II. The deal valuing the combined company at $1.3 billion. Topps known for its sports trading cards, 80-year-old Topps is looking to increase its presence in the e-commerce and digital apps industry through blockchain technology or non-fungible token (NFT)-based initiatives.
NFTs are digital assets which can be bought and sold and whose authenticity can be verified with blockchain technology. Eisner, who bought Topps through his firm The Tornante Company in 2007, will remain Chairman of the combined company. Additionally, Tornante will roll its entire equity investment in Topps into the combined entity. The company generated record sales of $567 million in 2020, a 23% increase from a year earlier. Demand and prices for baseball cards and other collectibles has gone through the roof lately due to the 21st century twist on the business from the newfound popularity of NFTs.
Topps recently expanded its business to sell digital editions of its player cards, each with a unique NFT built on blockchain technology. That creates a scarcity value that makes them more desirable to collectors and more valuable. Topps has a growing portfolio of strategic licensing partnerships that will help make it profitable. The company owns the storied Bazooka gum brand as well as the Ring Pop, Baby Bottle Pop and Juicy Drop candy and sour gel brands, given the current craze for collectibles, Topps' core baseball card business is the main draw.
Upon closing of the transaction the combined company will be listed on the Nasdaq Market under ticker symbol “TOPP.”
ROT - Sarcos Robotics, a leader in the development of robots that augment humans to enhance productivity and safety, today announced that it will become publicly listed through a merger transaction with Rotor Acquisition Corp. The transaction represents an enterprise value of $1.3 billion for the combined company. Sarcos is developing mobile, highly dexterous robotic systems designed for dynamic or unstructured environments. With a focus on augmenting humans for non-repetitive tasks where human decision making is essential, Sarcos’ robotic solutions are designed to enhance individual productivity, making physically demanding jobs safer and more accessible to more people, alleviating skilled worker shortages, and reducing the economic and social impact of occupational injuries, while also equalizing job opportunities for tasks that previously required significant strength and stamina. Leveraging more than thirty years of development efforts and its robust patent portfolio, Sarcos expects to commercially release its Guardian® XO® full-body wearable industrial exoskeleton robot in mid-2022, followed later in the year by its Guardian® XT™ highly dexterous force feedback industrial teleoperated robot. The Guardian® XO® and Guardian® XT™ robots are expected to join the Company’s highly versatile multi-purpose inspection robot in its commercial lineup, with the aim of delivering a full suite of robots capable of performing physically demanding work that requires human-like skill, dexterity, and range of motion. With end-market product applications including the aerospace, automotive, logistics, defense, maritime, oil and gas, power and utilities, construction, and manufacturing industries, Sarcos is well-positioned to capture market share in the massive traditional labor markets, representing a total addressable market in U.S. industrial sectors alone of approximately $147 billion. Sarcos plans to expand its product availability globally and recently announced a memorandum of understanding to introduce its products to the Middle East and Africa.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction CM Life Sciences II will be renamed and its common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq Market under ticker symbol “STRC.”
AJAX - Cazoo Holdings Limited, the UK’s leading online car retailer with a fast-growing presence in Europe, which makes buying a car as simple and seamless as purchasing any other product online, and AJAX announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement. The combined pro forma equity value is approximately $8.1 billion. Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying in Europe and since being founded in 2018, has delivered over 20,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying quality used cars entirely online. Following its recent acquisitions, Cazoo is also now Europe’s leading car subscription player with over 6,000 subscribers across the UK, Germany and France. Cazoo has developed a market leading platform and brand with a fully integrated model where it owns and reconditions all its cars before offering them for sale on its website for either delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours. Already the leading online car retailer in the UK, Cazoo has begun its international expansion as it seeks to digitally disrupt the $700bn European used car market which remains overwhelmingly offline. As one of Europe’s fastest-growing businesses, Cazoo expects to achieve revenues approaching $1bn in 2021, a growth rate of more than 300% in its second full year of operations and has already built a team of over 1,800 across the UK, Germany, France and Portugal. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol.
CMII - SomaLogic, a global leader in proteomics technology, powered by a proprietary platform, the largest clinical proteomic database and next generation artificial intelligence and machine learning, and CM Life Sciences II have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The transaction, which values SomaLogic at a pre-transaction enterprise value of approximately $1.23 billion. SomaLogic is a commercial stage proteomics company with over 300 established industry partnerships and customers. The company’s pioneering technology platform is uniquely capable of becoming a universal proteomics solution. Proprietary aptamers, which are target specific oligonucleotides, facilitate both broad and precise protein measurements. The SomaScan® Assay measures 7,000 human proteins in a single sample, with high specificity, low variance and high reproducibility, enabling the possibility of faster, more precise drug discovery for researchers. Artificial intelligence and machine learning powered bioinformatics algorithms operated in tandem with the company’s database of over 450,000 samples create SomaSignal™ Tests, industry leading clinical proteomic diagnostic applications, which provide additional insights to a wide customer base. Findings using this patented technology have been published by the company or collaborators in more than 250 scientific and clinical manuscripts with leading KOLs. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2021
Upon closing of the transaction the combined company will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under ticker symbol “SLGC.”
BOWX - WeWork, the leading flexible space provider, and BowX Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement, providing for a business combination. The transaction values WeWork at an initial enterprise value of approximately $9 billion. The transaction will provide WeWork with approximately $1.3 billion of cash which will enable the company to fund its growth plans into the future. WeWork has spent the past year transforming the business and refocusing its core, while simultaneously managing and innovating through a historic downturn. WeWork has emerged as the global leader in flexible space with a value proposition that is stronger than ever. Since 2019, WeWork has made significant progress towards transforming its business through a strategic plan that included robust expense management efforts, exits of non-core businesses, and material portfolio optimization, which contributed to a dramatically improved cost structure. WeWork improved its free cash flow by $1.6 billion through cost cutting measures including reducing SG&A expenses by $1.1 billion and trimming building operating expenses by $400 million. WeWork is a more focused company built around a core flexible space business that is poised for substantial growth.
The company successfully exited 106 pre-open or underperforming locations and executed over 100 lease amendments for rent reductions, deferrals, or tenant improvement allowances resulting in an estimated $4.0 billion reduction in future lease payments. After its strategic asset exits, WeWork retains an unmatched scale and value proposition worldwide thanks to its 851 locations in 152 cities, totaling more than one million workstations. Enterprise companies now make up more than 50% of WeWork’s memberships, up from just 10% in 2015. Only 10% of WeWork’s members have month-to-month commitments, while more than 50% have commitments longer than 12 months, contributing to an average full commitment term of well over 15 months. The transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol.
SV - AeroFarms, a certified B Corporation and leader in vertical farming, announced today it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Spring Valley Acquisition Corp. AeroFarms’ Dream Greens® brand wins on quality, flavor, taste and texture with products sold throughout the Northeast U.S. at major retailers, including Whole Foods Market, ShopRite, Amazon Fresh and FreshDirect. AeroFarms is widely recognized as the world leader in vertical farming. As a certified B Corporation and public benefit corporation since 2017, AeroFarms is on a mission to grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity. Through its innovative growing platform, AeroFarms helps solve issues brought on by macro challenges such as population growth, water scarcity, arable land loss, health consciousness, and supply chain risks like the COVID-19 pandemic. AeroFarms has developed patented and award-winning technology in areas such as plant biology, mechanical design, environmental control, data science, operations, and plant genetics. Through the integration of these disciplines, AeroFarms achieves up to 390 times greater productivity per square foot annually versus traditional field farming while using up to 95% less water and zero pesticides. With over 250 invention disclosures and a vast library of data collected over 15 years of operations, AeroFarms is continually improving its systems to understand plants at unprecedented levels and solve agriculture-related supply chain issues. Today, AeroFarms sells great-tasting leafy greens products under its Dream Greens brand, which is consistently celebrated by top chefs and tastemakers. AeroFarms is revolutionizing agriculture and has been innovating vertical farming for 15 years. The transaction is expected to close second quarter 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, AeroFarms will become publicly traded on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol "ARFM".
GNPK - Redwire, a leader in mission-critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, and Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Redwire becoming a publicly traded company. Redwire provides critical space infrastructure technology and services and is uniquely positioned to deliver critical solutions to meet the growing needs of national security, civil, and commercial customers for a full spectrum of activity in space. The Company is differentiated from its peers because it offers both rich flight heritage, with more than 50 years of space flight experience and more than 150 missions flown, and unmatched innovations in space infrastructure, including over 100 patents and applications. Its infrastructure and services enable nearly every space mission, and Redwire sees increasing opportunities as decreasing launch costs continue to enable exponential growth in deployed space infrastructure. Undisputed leader in rapidly expanding 3D printing/manufacturing and robotic assembly in space, which is critical to the future of space infrastructure solutions. Redwire has a diversified revenue base, with products and services demanded by national security, civil and commercial customers and more than $150 million in contracted backlog. The Company is projecting 72% estimated revenue compound annual growth rate, from $163 million in 2021 to $1.4 billion in 2025. Redwire's integration expertise make it a prime candidate for margin improvement as it integrates and scales operations.
The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2021, and at that time, Genesis Park Acquisition Corp. will change its name to Redwire and the company will trade on the NYSE.
CHAD - Renovacor Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company developing AAV-based gene therapies for devastating cardiovascular and central nervous system (CNS) diseases resulting from BAG3 gene dysfunction, and Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 Corp. have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The combined company is expected to receive up to $116 million and a common stock PIPE of $30 million at $10.00 per share. Renovacor's lead program is an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy targeting BAG3-associated dilated cardiomyopathy ("BAG3 DCM"), a disease with high unmet medical need and an average age of onset of 38 years and less than 50% survival 5 years after disease onset. Renovacor anticipates submitting an IND for BAG3 DCM in mid-2022 and beginning the phase I/II clinical trial shortly thereafter. The Company is concurrently advancing other preclinical pipeline programs targeting additional BAG3-associated diseases, initially focused on cardiovascular and CNS therapeutic areas. Renovacor is focused on bringing one of the first genetically driven precision medicines to cardiovascular disease, starting with patients suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy due to BAG3 gene mutation. The transaction is expected in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol"RCOR".
SPFR - VELO3D, Inc., a leader in additive manufacturing for high value metal parts, and JAWS Spitfire Acquisition Corporation have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The transaction is anticipated to strengthen VELO3D’s position as a trusted partner for companies seeking novel manufacturing solutions for complex design challenges. The transaction values the combined company at an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion. VELO3D is a leader in the evolution from the analog supply chain to digital manufacturing. The Company’s proprietary full-stack 3D metal printing solution enables the production of mission-critical components for space rockets, jet engines, fuel delivery systems and energy production with better performance, at faster speed and lower cost than traditional methods. With VELO3D’s technology, the Company’s customers are able to create complex metal designs previously considered impossible due to the constraints of legacy AM technology. Since launching commercially in the fourth quarter of 2018, the Company has serviced innovative customers including SpaceX, Honeywell, Boom Supersonic, Chromalloy and Lam Research. VELO3D’s disruptive technologies, unmatched patent portfolio and deep customer relationships are driving adoption of additive manufacturing in a market that is set to expand to $35 billion in 2030.
Upon completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second half of 2021, the combined company will operate as VELO3D, and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the new ticker symbol “VLD.”
TBA - IronSource, a leading business platform for the app economy, has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Thoma Bravo Advantage to bring to the public markets a highly-profitable and scalable business that provides a comprehensive business platform for app developers. The transaction values ironSource at a pro forma equity value of $11.1 billion. IronSource provides the most comprehensive business platform for the app economy. The platform is designed to enable any app or game developer to turn their app into a scalable, successful business by helping them to monetize and analyze their app and grow and engage their users through multiple channels, including unique on-device distribution through partnerships with leading telecom operators and OEMs such as Orange and Samsung. In 2020, ironSource grew revenue 83% year-over-year to $332 million, with 94% from 291 customers with more than $100,000 of annual revenue, a dollar-based net expansion rate of 149%, and adjusted EBITDA margins of 31%. The company serves over 2.3 billion monthly active users across its global customer base. The app economy is one of the fastest-growing markets today, with millions of apps available to billions of users who spend 83% of their time on mobile devices inside apps. ironSource powers the business growth of 87% of the top 100 games, and has been ranked multiple times as one of the top 3 platforms for driving both quality and scaled user growth by leading industry indexes. In addition, 14 of the 19 games published through the ironSource platform were ranked in the top 10 most downloaded games on either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store over the course of 2020, and one of them – Join Clash – was the most downloaded game in the world in February 2021. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol.
ITAC - Arbe Robotics Ltd., a leading provider of next-generation 4D Imaging Radar solutions, and Industrial Tech Acquisitions, Inc. have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Transaction values Arbe at a post-money pro forma enterprise value of approximately $572 million. Arbe, founded in 2015, is leading a radar revolution, enabling safe driver-assist systems today while paving the way for fully autonomous driving. The company has introduced the world's first ultra-high resolution 4D Imaging Radar that has 12x better resolution than other competing radars currently in the market. Arbe's 4D Imaging Radar separates, tracks, and identifies objects in 2K resolution in both azimuth and elevation, which can alert autopilot, emergency braking or steering features at the right moment. Bridging the automotive sensor gap that caused the recent advanced driver assist systems accidents, Arbe's technology provides true safety to drivers as well as vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. Arbe's proprietary chipset has the largest channel array count in the industry with 48 receiving and 48 transmitting RF channels, a dedicated processor chip, and AI-based post-processing. The production-ready and affordable 4D Imaging Radar chipset solution, executes in the most challenging corner cases and is dependable in practically all environmental conditions. The transaction is expected to close in the late 2nd quarter or early 3rd quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “ARBE”.
DFNS - IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., an innovative leader transforming cybersecurity through Collective Defense, announced that it has signed a definitive business combination agreement with LGL Systems Acquisition Corp. Pro Forma enterprise value of the combined company following the merger is expected to be $927 million, implying a $1.2 billion pro forma equity value. The transaction will allow IronNet to accelerate its growth trajectory in the rapidly growing cybersecurity market and to capitalize on strong demand for new and more effective ways to defend against growing cyber threats. IronNet merges industry-leading cybersecurity products with expert service to create a platform designed to deliver the most advanced, real-time cyber defense globally, protecting both private and public sectors. Bringing together some of the best minds in cybersecurity from industry, government and academia, IronNet was created to more effectively defend enterprises, sectors and nations against highly organized cyber adversaries and increasingly sophisticated attacks that traditional security tools are challenged to detect. IronNet’s Collective Defense platform, which features proprietary and patented technology, detects cyber anomalies and shares anonymized threat data in real time within a secure ecosystem. This provides all Collective Defense members with a previously unachievable level of visibility into potential incoming threats. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol “IRNT".
RACA - POINT Biopharma Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing the many benefits of precision radiopharmaceutical therapies to patients with cancer, and Therapeutics Acquisition Corp., d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. POINT Biopharma is a clinical-stage global pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of radioligand therapies for the treatment of cancer. POINT is focused on staying atCancer cells have receptors on them that attract specific chemical compounds. Radioligands act like heat seeking missiles, seeking out the cancer cells via receptors and emitting beta rays to destroy them.gents and can provide patients and their families the very best possible outcomes. Radioligands offer improved efficacy and superior safety profiles versus platform chemotherapy aRadioligands have been used for many years to diagnose and treat cancers such as non-Hodgkins lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumours, thyroid cancer and, most recently, prostate cancer. By seeking out highly expressed fibroblast activated protein (FAP) markers found in many tumors but not found in healthy tissue, canSEEK is a promising technology for use in next generation radiopharmaceuticals.
The transaction is expected to be completed by mid-year 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “PNT”.
MOTN - Ambulnz, Inc., to be renamed DocGo, Inc., a leading provider of last-mile telehealth and integrated medical mobility services, and Motion Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. DocGo offers integrated, digital-first medical mobility services with superior on-demand service response and enhanced transparency including real-time vehicle location and accurate estimated arrival times.
Working together with licensed practitioners, the Company's last-mile TeleHealth Plus solutions leverage DocGo's technology, infrastructure, and staff of more than 1,700 paramedics and EMTs (emergency medical technicians) to fulfill the promise of telehealth by enabling the delivery of quality healthcare to patients in a convenient, affordable, and resource-optimized way. TeleHealth Plus services include testing, vaccinations, bloodwork, IV hydration, wound care, mobile imaging and EKGs, among many others. TeleHealth Plus services are currently provided on a business-to-business basis to large hospital networks, insurance providers, municipalities and large commercial enterprises. DocGo has established exclusive joint venture partnerships with industry leaders including Fresenius Medical Care, the nation's leading dialysis service provider, Jefferson Health, a leading hospital network in Pennsylvania, UCHealth, a leading hospital network in Colorado, and RXR Realty, a leading real estate owner, operator and developer in the New York Tri-State area. These strategic long-term relationships provide a predictable and recurring revenue base and serve as anchor customers with dependable start-up revenues in new geographic markets as the Company expands its U.S. footprint. DocGo participates in a $95 billion addressable market and currently operates in 23 states in the U.S. and in the U.K. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, DocGo is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol "DCGO".
NHIC - Evolv Technology, the leader in AI touchless security screening, and NewHold Investment Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Combined company expected to have a post-transaction pro forma total enterprise value of approximately $1.25 billion. Evolv is transforming the physical security industry, as the first AI-enabled touchless screening system in the market. The Evolv Express system delivers up to a 70% reduction in cost and is ten times faster than traditional metal detectors, resulting in screening an unparalleled 3,600 people per hour, per system. The system allows for visitors to pass through screening without breaking stride and continuing the pace of life, improving security at the speed and scale required in this post-pandemic world. Built on its Evolv Cortex AI software platform, Evolv is continually improving the security posture for customers through machine learning and analytical insights on-demand, an industry first. Evolv’s patented and rapidly expanding technology portfolio in weapons screening provides the company with significant competitive advantages to capitalize on a substantial global market opportunity, estimated to be approximately $20 billion for Evolv’s AI-enabled touchless screening systems. Its software platform allows for rapid integration of new capabilities such as the recently launched thermal scanning. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2021
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “EVLV”.
NBA - Airspan Networks Inc., which provides groundbreaking, disruptive software and hardware for 5G network solutions, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with and into New Beginnings Acquisition Corp. The combination is expected to have an enterprise value of nearly $822 million. Airspan’s sophisticated network equipment infrastructure allows maximum efficiency of wireless spectrum, which is an increasingly expensive and scarce resource. Network operators are also accelerating adoption of virtualization and densification, changing their reliance on proprietary hardware to a focus on software and cloud architecture. These trends are expected to provide Airspan with an opportunity to take market share from the legacy network providers and enter new high growth market segments such as Private 5G and Fixed Wireless Access, which are addressable markets in the new telecom paradigm. With more than 1,000 customers in over 100 countries worldwide, we believe Airspan is at the forefront of breakthrough 5G RAN and Fixed Wireless Access solutions, with increasing convergence between fixed broadband and mobile use cases and operators. We believe Airspan is uniquely positioned in the expanded addressable market of communications equipment for operators providing high speed wireless connectivity that will dominate the TMT landscape in the decade to come.
The transaction is expected in the third quarter of 2021.
Upon completion of the transaction the combined company is to be listed on the NYSE American under the ticker symbol “MIMO”.
DMYI - IonQ, Inc., announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. III. Pro forma implied market capitalization of the combined company is approximately $2 billion. IonQ believes the twenty-first century will be defined by quantum computing and that this technology will have an even greater impact than classical computing had over the last 100 years. Quantum computing uses information in a fundamentally different way than classical computing, and so can address a set of hard problems classical computing may never solve. Many of these problems are fundamental, involving society’s most pressing needs, such as how to live sustainably on our planet, how to cure diseases, and how to efficiently move people and goods. Because they are based on quantum information rather than classical information, IonQ believes the best way to solve them is to use quantum computing. IonQ is building the world’s best quantum computers to tackle such challenges. In addition to producing the first and only quantum computer available via the cloud on both Amazon Braket and Microsoft Azure, IonQ has defined what it believes to be the best path forward to scaling quantum computing power. By 2023, IonQ plans to develop modular quantum computers small enough to be networked together, which could pave the way for broad quantum advantage by 2025.
Upon completion of the transaction the combined company is to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “IONQ”.
GWAC - Cipher Mining Technologies Inc. a newly formed subsidiary of Bitfury Top HoldCo B.V. ( U.S.-based Bitcoin mining operation, and Good Works Acquisition Corp. have entered a definitive agreement for a business combination. The transaction values the combined company at an enterprise value of US $2.0 billion. The Bitfury Group is a leading provider of Bitcoin mining hardware and other blockchain software and services. Since its inception in 2011, Bitfury Group has deployed more than 500+ MW of computing power and mined more than 600 thousand Bitcoin. As a stand-alone company, Cipher is expected to be positioned as a U.S.-centric Bitcoin mining champion with potential to reach a cumulative deployed capacity of 745MW by the end of 2025. The Company’s U.S.-based data centers are planned to come on-line between Q4 2021 and Q2 2022 with a total of 445MW of power capacity and planned expansion of an additional 300MW deployed between 2023 and 2025. As the projected largest scale mining platform in the U.S., Cipher will provide investors the opportunity to invest in the Bitcoin industry via a leading mining company operating in a highly transparent and well-regulated environment. Cipher’s contractual relationship with Bitfury Group is also expected to provide the Company with compelling value via access to best-in-class mining equipment and proven on-site operations development, management and maintenance experience. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. The Bitcoin mining industry featured smaller, poorly capitalized, less experienced companies that were not fully equipped to manage the underlying price swings associated with Bitcoin. With this transaction, will be able to combine the formidable skill sets and technologies developed by Bitfury Group over the past 10 years. U.S. domicile provides additional advantages of low-cost, reliable power and a transparent, stable and secure regulatory and corporate environment. This combination of factors positions allows to become the leading Bitcoin miner and also enables future vertical integration opportunities across the Bitcoin ecosystem.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “CIFR”.
SOAC - DeepGreen Metals Inc., a developer of lower-impact battery metals from unattached seafloor polymetallic nodules, today announced that it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation. The transaction represents a pro forma equity value of US$2.9 billion. DeepGreen is developing a new, scalable source of EV battery metals in the form of polymetallic nodules found unattached on the seafloor in the Pacific Ocean. The estimated resource on the seafloor in the exploration contract areas held by the company’s subsidiaries is sufficient for 280 million EVs – a quarter of the global passenger car fleet. The development of this resource offers an abundant, low-cost supply of critical raw materials for EV batteries and wiring including nickel, cobalt, copper and manganese, with a lower lifecycle ESG impact than conventional mining. The combined company’s ambition is to become the world’s largest developer and producer of EV battery metals through a responsible approach with the lowest lifecycle ESG impact and low production cost. DeepGreen through its subsidiaries has exploration rights to the world’s largest private resource of unattached polymetallic nodules and has made significant progress on project development, including: attracting world-class strategic partners and investors; completing 10 resource definition and environmental campaigns to its exploration areas in the Pacific Ocean; the expected piloting of the offshore nodule collector system together with Allseas next year; and completing a zero-solid-waste pilot processing plant program with Hatch, FLSmidth and Glencore this year. DeepGreen is also participating in a multi-year environmental and social impact assessment, in partnership with some of the world’s top ocean scientists, to minimize risks for all stakeholders and comprehensively assess the impact of collecting nodules from the ocean floor. This business combination will provide the new entity.
Upon completion of the transaction the combined company is to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “TMC”
TWND - QOMPLX, a cloud-native leader in risk analytics, and Tailwind Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The transaction reflects an estimated post-transaction equity value for QOMPLX of approximately $1.4 billion. QOMPLX helps organizations make intelligent business decisions and better manage risk through its advanced, proprietary risk cloud. Its cloud-native platform rapidly ingests, transforms, and contextualizes large, complex, and disparate data sources in order to help organizations better quantify, model, and predict risk in areas including cybersecurity, insurance, and finance. QOMPLX’s rapid growth has been fueled by its emergence as the global leader in Active Directory and identity security challenges currently plaguing enterprises and government agencies. Its core analytics platform combines inside-out with outside-in views on cyber risk posture alongside powerful streaming analytic detections and continuous monitoring across diverse data sources. QOMPLX’s unique ability to detect catastrophic attacks on Active Directory and enterprise authentication events using its massively scalable unified analytics platform will continue to drive commercial expansion for cybersecurity operations. QOMPLX’s deep cybersecurity and insurance domain expertise allows cybersecurity and other telematics data to be leveraged in broader insurance underwriting, exposure management, loss mitigation and risk finance applications. Using technology to better specify risk transfer, model future possibilities, and enable data analytics across the insurance value chain, QOMPLX will lead the coming revolution of better real-time analysis of risk accumulation across portfolios in order to bring novel risk transfer products to market.
Upon completion of the transaction the combined company is to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “QPLX”
NSH - Spire Global, Inc. a leading global provider of space-based data and analytics, and NavSight Holdings Inc. entered into a definitive merger agreement. Spire collects space-based data using a proprietary constellation of multi-purpose nanosatellites called LEMUR (Low Earth Multi-Use Receiver). The Company’s software analytics generate proprietary data, insights and predictive analytics for its global customers through a subscription model. Spire monetizes this information across a broad and growing number of industries including weather, aviation, maritime, and government, with global coverage and near real-time data that can be easily integrated into customer business operations. Spire is also pioneering an innovative “space-as-a-service” business model. Leveraging the Company’s fully deployed infrastructure and large-scale operation, customers can operate their own payloads on orbit through Spire’s API and can begin receiving data in less than a year and a simple subscription agreement. Spire was founded nearly a decade ago to help lead, inspire, and create the business of space-based data. Today, our proprietary data and solutions help customers solve some of earth’s greatest challenges, including Net Zero and Climate Change adaptation. Transaction is expected to close in summer of 2021.
Upon completion of the transaction the combined company is to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “SPIR”
VACQ - Rocket Lab USA, Inc. a global leader in launch and space systems, and Vector Acquisition Corporation have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Business combination values Rocket Lab at an implied pro forma enterprise value of $4.1 billion. Rocket Lab is transforming the way we use and access space by delivering end-to-end solutions across the launch and space systems markets. Since the Company’s first orbital launch in 2018, its innovative Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket annually. To date, Rocket Lab has delivered 97 satellites to orbit for more than 20 public and private-sector organizations and technology-leading constellation operators. Rocket Lab has an established space systems business that develops satellite and spacecraft solutions for a range of commercial and government missions, from low-Earth orbit constellations to high-complexity deep space and interplanetary missions. Rocket Lab’s in-house launch and space systems capabilities provide significant competitive advantages in entering the high-growth space applications market that comprises approximately $320 billion of the current $350+ billion space industry TAM. The transaction is estimated to be completed in Q2 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “RKLB”.
RTP - Joby Aviation announced it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Reinvent Technology Partners. The transaction values the combined company at $6.6 billion. Joby Aviation is a California headquartered transportation company developing an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft which it intends to operate as a fast, quiet, and affordable air taxi service beginning in 2024. The zero emissions aircraft, which is quiet at takeoff and near silent when flying overhead, can transport four passengers and a pilot up to 150 miles on a single charge and can cruise at 200 mph. It is designed to help reduce urban congestion and accelerate the shift to sustainable modes of transit. The company expects to revolutionize how people move by unlocking the possibility to leapfrog over the gridlock below in its emissions-free vehicle, which can travel up to 150 miles at speeds up to 200 miles per hour. The aircraft is quiet in take-off and near silent when flying overhead.
Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol.
AONE - Markforged creator of an integrated metal and carbon fiber additive manufacturing platform, The Digital Forge, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with One. Combined company expected to have equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. Markforged’s, AI-powered and intuitive additive manufacturing platform delivers tangible value to customers by solving demanding applications across key verticals, including industrial automation, aerospace, military and defense, space exploration, healthcare and medical and automotive. The platform seamlessly combines precise and reliable 3D printers with industrial-grade materials and cloud-based machine learning software, providing modern manufacturers with the resources to create more resilient and agile supply chains while saving time and money. Markforged invented a new industrial-grade process that replaces traditionally manufactured plastic, steel and aluminum end-use parts with both easy-to-print metal and the Company’s proprietary continuous Carbon Fiber Reinforced (CFR) composites. This solution is powered by an integrated modern software platform that continuously updates and learns via AI, driving faster innovation and deployment. The Company has a full suite of Industrial and Professional grade printers being sold to customers today, as well as more than 170 issued and pending patents. As adoption of these technologies continues to spread across the $13 trillion global manufacturing industry, the Company is well-positioned to become a critical partner to leading manufacturers of the future. Markforged’s products are already in 10,000 facilities across 70 countries. The industry has grown from $2 billion in 2012 to an expected $18 billion in 2021, and it is projected to reach $118 billion in 2029. The transaction is expected to close in the summer of 2021.
Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MKFG.”
RMGB - ReNew Power Private Limited, India’s leading pure-play renewable energy producer, and RMG Acquisition Corporation II announced, the execution of a definitive agreement for a business combination. The pro forma consolidated & fully diluted market capitalization of the combined company would be approximately $4.4 billion. ReNew is India’s leading renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), and among the top 15 largest renewable IPPs globally by capacity, with a portfolio of more than 100 operational utility-scale wind and solar energy projects spread across 9 Indian states. The Company also owns and operates distributed solar energy projects for more than 150 commercial and industrial customers across India. ReNew was the first Indian renewable energy company to cross commissioned capacity milestones of 1 gigawatt (GW) and 2 GW, and is presently the only company in the Indian renewable energy sector with over 5 GW of operational capacity. The Company currently has an aggregate capacity of close to 10 GW (including capacity already won in competitive bids). ReNew’s growth has been aided by stable cash flows, secured through long-term contracts with well-regarded counterparties. Currently, ReNew’s total utility-scale committed capacity is contracted under power purchase agreements (PPAs) with an average duration of more than 24 years. A bulk of these contracts are with central government agencies, such as the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and NTPC Limited. Over the last 10 years, ReNew has also forged a robust and well diversified network of suppliers, enabling adoption of the best technologies, at optimal cost, across its projects portfolio.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “RNW”.
RAAC - Berkshire Grey (BG), a developer of integrated artificial intelligence (“AI") and robotic solutions for e-commerce, retail replenishment, and logistics, has entered into a definitive agreement with Revolution Acceleration Acquisition Corp to create a leading publicly listed robotics and automation solutions company with a post-transaction equity value of up to $2.7 billion. BG is a pure-play robotics company offering fully integrated, AI-based software and hardware solutions to automate business operations in warehouses and logistics fulfillment centers. The Company’s powerful solutions help retailers and logistics companies meet the exponential growth of e-commerce and ever-increasing consumer demands. BG’s management, engineering, and commercial teams each have extensive robotics expertise and deep industry experience. The Company has achieved strong momentum since emerging from stealth mode in 2018, propelled by the accelerating consumer shift toward e-commerce and the resulting need for retailers to adapt their supply chain and warehouse operations to meet consumer demands for better selection, lower prices, and faster shipping. Roughly 5% of warehouses are automated today, which highlights the substantial market opportunity for BG’s solutions. BG’s AI-enabled robotics solutions are scalable, adaptable and reliable, providing businesses with a holistic approach to automation of tasks that speed the flow of goods to consumers. The Company’s offerings bring together proprietary AI with differentiated hardware to create robotic picking systems and multiple types of robotic mobility systems, which are combined in an orchestrated fashion to drive operational efficiencies. Differentiated hardware includes full robots, sensing systems, gripping systems and machine vision systems. The intellectual property supporting BG’s market-leading solutions is protected by more than 300 patent filings. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under a new ticker symbol.
GRSV - Ardagh Group S.A. a global supplier of infinitely-recyclable metal beverage and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands, and Gores Holdings V, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The combined company is expected to have an enterprise value of approximately $8.5 billion. Ardagh is a global leader in the supply of sustainable and infinitely-recyclable beverage cans. The Company has a leading presence in the Americas and Europe and is the second-largest beverage can producer in Europe and the third-largest in North America and Brazil. As the only pure-play beverage can company, AMP products touch billions of consumers worldwide. The Company believes that strong demand in traditional and new beverage categories coupled with environmentally-conscious end consumers are driving an inflection point in beverage can demand and the Company is well positioned to capitalize on these multifaceted growth opportunities. The Company has a compelling financial profile, with a clear and tangible growth trajectory backed by long-term customer contracts and expects to double Adjusted EBITDA from $545 million in 2020 to over $1.1 billion in 2024.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “AMBP”.
TDAC - Trident Acquisitions Corp. and AutoLotto, Inc. (“Lottery.com”), a leading online platform to play the lottery online or from a mobile device, have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. Lottery.com offers official state-sanctioned lottery games, like Powerball, Mega Millions and state games where permissible. Lottery.com is also the world’s largest provider of lottery data to over 400 digital publishers, including hundreds of digital newspapers, television and news sites, and major digital publishers such as Google, Verizon/Yahoo and Amazon’s Alexa devices.
Lottery.com has been a pioneer in the lottery industry, working closely with state regulators to advance the industry into the digital age. Through its online platform, Lottery.com provides official lottery games and enhanced regulatory capabilities by developing innovative blockchain technology, while also capturing untapped market share, including digitally native players. With the expected proceeds to be received by Lottery.com upon the closing of the transaction, Lottery.com would be well-positioned to accelerate its revenue growth through further expansion in its existing markets and into new high-growth markets both domestically and internationally. From 2016 to 2020, Lottery.com grew gross revenue at a compounded annual growth rate of 322%, and forecasts gross revenue equal to approximately $71 million in 2021, $280 million in 2022 and $571 million in 2023. Lottery.com is currently operating in 11 states across the U.S. and has plans to cover 34 states by the end of 2023. Lottery.com looks forward to announcing upcoming partnerships with significant room to expand into other countries, along with opportunities to grow deeper within its current footprint.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “LTRY.”
SVAC - Cyxtera Technologies, Inc., a global leader in mission-critical retail colocation and interconnection services, and Starboard Value Acquisition Corp. announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement today. The merger implies an enterprise value of approximately $3.4 billion. Cyxtera has grown to become the largest privately held data center provider of retail colocation services globally. Today, the Company’s footprint of 61 data centers in 29 markets around the world serves more than 2,300 leading enterprises, service providers and government agencies, including Capgemini, Cognizant, Cloudflare, Fujitsu, HPE, Nvidia, and Zenlayer. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will be the third largest publicly held global provider of retail colocation and interconnection services. Cyxtera generated estimated revenues of $690 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $213 million in 2020, its first full year of stable operations following the completion of the carve-out, with a plan to drive significant revenue and EBITDA growth in the future.
Cyxtera provides an innovative suite of deeply connected and intelligently automated infrastructure and interconnection solutions to enterprise customers and leading service providers around the world – enabling them to scale faster, meet rising consumer expectations, and gain a competitive edge. As an industry leader with a presence in each of the world’s top 101 most important data center markets, Cyxtera delivers world-class performance, security, and reliability to its customer base, while also providing flexible solutions that meet their evolving IT infrastructure needs in hybrid IT environments. The Company’s API-driven, carrier-neutral platform is ideally suited to deliver a future-ready, extensible, scalable, and interconnected data center experience.The transaction is expected to close in mid-2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new symbol “CYXT”
NSTB - Apex Clearing Holdings LLC the fintech for fintechs powering innovation and the future of digital wealth management, and Northern Star Investment Corp. II announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. As a result of the transaction, which values the Company at a total enterprise value of approximately $4.7 billion. Apex provides fast, secure and reliable digital custody, clearing, real-time crypto solutions, fractional share-trading and other services to online brokerage firms, traditional wealth managers, wealth-tech platforms, professional traders and consumer brands. Apex’s fast, secure and reliable digital custody and clearing platform, Apex Clearing, is driving transformation of the financial services industry. Apex empowers its clients, which include online brokerages, traditional wealth managers, wealth-tech, professional traders, and consumer brands, among others, with instant account opening and funding, execution of trades across a wide array of asset classes, streamlined digital asset movements, as well as trade settlement and the safekeeping of customer assets. Apex’s paperless products and solutions serve as the infrastructure for a total addressable market of over $100 trillion in assets, of which the firm has approximately $100 billion under custody today. Year-to-date, Apex Clearing has provided custody for $14 billion in new assets. Apex is experiencing significant growth and momentum, now serving over 200 clients representing more than 13 million customer accounts, 3.2 million of which have been opened in 2021 alone, and more than 1 million new crypto accounts.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will remain NYSE-listed under the new ticker symbol, “APX”.
FAII - Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. II and ATI Physical Therapy, a portfolio company of Advent International and the largest single-branded outpatient physical therapy provider in the United States, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Transaction values ATI at an enterprise value of $2.5 billion. ATI owns and operates nearly 900 physical therapy clinics across 25 states. The Company operates its business based on data and analytics, augmented by a relentless focus on delivering superior patient outcomes that exceed industry benchmarks and service excellence to its patient, provider and payor customers. ATI operates in the growing outpatient physical therapy segment of the musculoskeletal ("MSK") treatment industry, which represents an estimated $22 billion market, within a broader MSK treatment industry representing $300-$400 billion in total spend. The combination of a fast-growing market and transition to value-based healthcare has allowed ATI to execute a strategy of organic growth, accretive acquisitions and market-leading profitability in a highly fragmented industry. Since 2016, ATI has opened approximately 300 new clinics and acquired and integrated approximately 125 clinics. And with its EMR database of 2.5+ million patient cases, the Company believes it is uniquely equipped to not only deliver consistent, high-quality patient outcomes but also intelligently design and capitalize on value-based healthcare risk sharing arrangements.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as "ATI Physical Therapy, Inc." and remain NYSE-listed under a new ticker symbol.
NGAC - Xos, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles and NextGen Acquisition Corp have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The combined company has an implied pro forma market capitalization of $2 billion. XOS set out to build a company whose mission was to decarbonize transportation through the design, engineering and development of purpose-built commercial vehicles. The aim was to provide customers a superior alternative to traditional fossil fuel vehicles. Customers which include UPS, Wiggins, Lonestar and Loomis, validating the durable and low-cost sustainable design. The merger allows Xos to expand its vehicle and battery manufacturing capacity, advance next generation battery and vehicle control systems, and add more Xos vehicles on the road. Demand in the last-mile commercial EV market is expected to grow at a 35% CAGR through 2040 as electric vehicles replace traditional fossil fuel vehicles, driven by new emissions standards, continued growth of e-commerce and the relocation of fulfillment centers to areas closer to consumers. Xos’ trucks are powered by its proprietary technology, developed to meet the needs of commercial fleets, and designed to achieve a TCO that is lower than traditional fossil fuel vehicles and other electric vehicle alternatives.
The Company offers Fleet-as-a-Service, a bundled package that provides vehicle ownership services to fleet operators for a fixed monthly fee, in coordination with partners such as DLL Group (financing services) and Dickinson Fleet Services (vehicle maintenance). The Fleet-as-a-Service package aggregates otherwise fragmented fleet service offerings and is projected to significantly increase Xos’ lifetime revenue per vehicle. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021
Upon closing of the transaction the company is expected to be traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market under “XOS”.
RSVA - Enovix Corporation and Rodgers Silicon Valley Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger for a business combination that will result in Enovix becoming a publicly listed company. The transaction reflects an estimated pro forma enterprise value for the combined company of approximately $1.128 billion. Enovix is the leader in the design and manufacture of next generation 3D Silicon Lithium-ion batteries with energy densities that are five years ahead of current battery technologies Enovix has designed, developed, and sampled advanced Lithium-ion batteries with energy densities five years ahead of current industry production. The company's first products include batteries with energy densities as high as 900 Wh/L. This breakthrough alters a 30-year trajectory of energy density improvements by the Li-ion battery industry, which is modest by the standards of Silicon Valley and Moore's Law. Unlike traditional "jelly roll" Li-ion batteries, Enovix products are encased in precision stainless steel and manufactured with a high-speed precision stacking process. This proprietary 3D cell architecture enables Enovix to use silicon as the only active lithium cycling material in the anode. he proceeds from this transaction will enable Enovix to build out its first two production facilities to support demand from blue chip customers in fast-growing mobile computing markets (wearables, mobile communications, PCs and AR/VR), totaling 1.78 GWh of capacity, while continuing to develop cells for EVs. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2021, the company will be named Enovix Corporation and is expected to remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol, "ENVX".
CCIV - Lucid Motors which is setting new standards for sustainable mobility with its advanced luxury EVs, and Churchill Capital Corp IV have entered into a definitive merger agreement. CCIV and Lucid are combining at a transaction equity value of $11.75 billion. The transaction values Lucid at an initial pro-forma equity value of approximately $24 billion at the PIPE offer price of $15.00 per share and will provide Lucid with approximately $4.4 billion in cash. Lucid is setting new standards in performance, range and efficiency, appealing both to customers and investors committed to a zero-emission future. The company's differentiated, proprietary EV technology, including its battery technology which is currently powering every vehicle in the world's leading EV racing series, is underpinned by a rich portfolio of patents. Lucid's EV technology suite was developed in-house, allowing Lucid Air to deliver outstanding efficiency with a projected range of over 500 miles on a single charge, ahead of all competitors on the market today. Lucid's AMP-1 facility can produce 34,000 vehicles annually, but with a total of three phases of expansion planned over the coming years, the site is expected to be capable of producing approximately 365,000 vehicles per year at scale. As a part of its vision, Lucid intends to leverage its technology portfolio and expertise in electrification to enable a broader societal transformation towards clean energy. Lucid sees compelling potential for use of its electric powertrain technology in other OEM vehicles as well as in the aerospace, heavy machinery and agricultural industries, and also recognizes adjacent opportunities for energy storage applications in the residential, commercial and utility sectors. The transaction is expected to close in Q2 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction Lucid will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol.
SFTW - BlackSky Holdings, Inc. a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring services, and Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. Pro forma equity value of the merger is expected to be nearly $1.5 billion. BlackSky is a first mover in real-time Earth observation leveraging the innovative performance and economics of small satellite constellations to deliver high revisit global monitoring solutions. BlackSky’s Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning powered analytics platform derives unique insights from its constellation as well as a variety of space, IoT, and terrestrial based sensors and data feeds. BlackSky monitors global events and activities providing enhanced situational awareness for commercial and government customers worldwide. BlackSky has developed a fully integrated proprietary technology stack that includes a constellation of high-resolution small satellites that monitor global events and activities at high revisit rates, an AI and machine learning enabled software platform that tasks the constellation and translates data into actionable insights, a proprietary database that continually captures information on global changes, and an application layer that delivers on-demand solutions directly to the customer. BlackSky has five satellites in commercial operation and is scheduled to add an additional nine satellites to its constellation in 2021. The transaction is expected to close in July 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction BlackSky will be listed on the NYSE with the ticker symbol “BKSY”.
CAPA - Quantum-Si Incorporated a pioneer in next generation semiconductor chip-based proteomics, and HighCape Capital Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The pro forma equity value of the business combination is $1.460 billion. Quantum-Si has created the first next-generation protein sequencing platform with the goal of revolutionizing the growing field of proteomics. Our unique semiconductor chip has the power to decode the molecules of life, starting with proteins, and holds the potential to expand the scale of the genomics and proteomics market beyond that of next-generation DNA sequencing. QSi’s end-to-end solution, including Carbon and Platinum, which is on track to launch commercially in 2022 for research use, has the potential to significantly disrupt an existing addressable $21 billion market of pharmaceutical, academic research and drug discovery. The platform also may enable new diagnostic applications in healthcare.
The proposed business combination is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company's Class A common stock is expected to be traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol "QSI".
AHAC - Alpha Healthcare Acquisition Corp. announced execution of definitive business combination agreement with Humacyte Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology platform company developing universally implantable bioengineered human tissue at commercial scale. Humacyte is a global leader in developing bioengineered tissues for use in regenerative medicine. Humacyte well-capitalized to provide first-in-class therapies to treat several life-threatening diseases. The innovative platform has the potential to support tissue repair, reconstruction and replacement without the limitations of existing standards of care. Humacyte’s bioengineered tissues can be produced at commercial scale and, after regulatory approval, are designed to be stored in hospitals and other surgical centers, and immediately available to surgeons whenever needed.Humacyte’s innovative biotechnology platform is aimed at solving intractable medical problems for (1) Patients: potential for lower risk of amputation and tissue rejection, elimination of waiting times, and reduced need for immunosuppression and additional surgeries; (2) Physicians: potential for better clinical outcomes and ease of use; (3) Payors: potential cost savings by avoiding amputations and infections, additional surgeries, medication and re-hospitalizations.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction the company is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol “HUMA.”
AACQ - Origin Materials, the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, and Artius Acquisition Inc. announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Origin becoming a public company. Origin is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials. An estimated 55% of global carbon emissions come from energy generation and transport, the other 45% come from the production of materials for consumer and industrial products. More than ten million barrels of oil per day are used to create materials, in the process releasing massive quantities of new carbon into the atmosphere. Origin’s vision for the future is to replace this oil use with non-food feedstocks and materials, while capturing carbon in the process. Origin’s patented, breakthrough platform technology can disrupt and decarbonize the materials industry, which represents $1 trillion market opportunity to revolutionize the production of a wide range of end products, including clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tires, carpeting and toys. Derived from non-food sources (wood residue), Origin produces sustainable and recyclable carbon negative materials at a fraction of the cost of other bio-based technologies. AACQ - Origin’s technology can make “net zero” possible and support customers in meeting their ESG and decarbonization goals. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Origin Materials and remain listed on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “ORGN.”
PDAC - Li-Cycle Corp, a commercial leader in lithium-ion battery resource recovery, and Peridot Acquisition Corp. sponsored by Carnelian Energy Capital, announced their entry today into a definitive business combination agreement. The pro forma equity value of the combined company is approximately $1.67 billion. Li-Cycle is an industry-leading lithium-ion battery resource recovery company and the largest lithium-ion battery recycler in North America. Li-Cycle sits at the intersection of three core megatrends. 1) The electric vehicle revolution. 2) The supply shortage of strategic battery materials. 3) The need for a truly sustainable, ESG-friendly lithium-ion battery recycling solution, a critical missing step in the battery supply chain.
Li-Cycle utilizes its patented Spoke & Hub technologies to achieve the industry-leading recovery rate and produce the scarce battery materials underpinning the global growth in electric vehicle penetration. Legacy recycling technologies have largely relied on thermal operations, which can emit harmful emissions and result in lower recovery rates. Li-Cycle’s two-stage battery recycling model enables customers to benefit from a safe and environmentally friendly solution for recycling all types of lithium-ion materials. Li-Cycle’s patented technology is proven in the North American market as the leading way to recycle lithium-ion batteries and re-use recovered materials to make new batteries in a truly circular and sustainable manner. The transaction expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be renamed Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol “LICY.”
FCAC - Sharecare, the digital health company that helps people manage all of their health in one place, and Falcon Capital Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Company has an initial pro-forma enterprise value of $3.9 billion. Sharecare unifies the person's health experience into one easy-to-use digital platform. Sharecare leverages innovations in consumer technology. Specifically the smartphone to create a frictionless experience that engages people across the dynamic continuum of their healthcare needs. By integrating fragmented point solutions and bringing together stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem into one connected virtual care platform. Sharecare is uniquely positioned to transform the way people access, providers deliver, and employers and health plans administer high quality, cost efficient healthcare. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the new company will become Sharecare, Inc. and be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "SHCR".
FUSE - MoneyLion Inc, America’s leading digital financial platform, and Fusion Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement which would result in MoneyLion becoming a publicly listed company. The combined Company will have an estimated post-transaction enterprise value of $2.4 billion.
MoneyLion uses the power of technology to empower hard-working Americans to take control of their finances and achieve their life goals. MoneyLion’s data-driven, digital financial platform provides access to a comprehensive suite of products that help members bank, borrow, save, invest, and grow all in one app. Products include:
RoarMoney - Modern mobile banking that enables members to get paid up to two days early and manage their day-to-day spending, with no hidden fees, cashback rewards, and robust security controls.
Investing - Full featured, automated investing tools with a variety of investment options, including ESG portfolios, so members can invest in strategies that match their personal preferences.
Instacash - Interest-free salary advances with no monthly fees to help members bridge short-term timing gaps in their income, enabling them to pay their bills on time or cover unexpected expenses without incurring costly overdraft fees.
Credit Builder Plus - A program designed to help members build or rebuild their credit – more than half of the members in this program increase their credit score by 60 points in the first 60 days. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, Fusion will be renamed MoneyLion Inc. and is expected to remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
THCB - Microvast, Inc., a leading global provider of next-generation battery technologies for commercial and specialty vehicles, announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Estimated pre-money equity value of $2.1 billion and post-transaction equity value of approximately $3 billionMicrovast develops disruptive battery technologies for commercial and specialty vehicles, with research and development and production capabilities that span battery materials, multiple battery cell chemistries, modules and packs. The Company’s lower-cost batteries are designed specifically for commercial electric vehicles (EVs) that feature best-in-class fast-charging capabilities, high energy density, significantly longer cycle life and proven safety performance.The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Microvast Holdings, Inc., and is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the new ticker symbol “MVST.”
ALUS - FREYR AS, a Norway-based developer of clean, next-generation battery cell production capacity, announced that it will become a publicly listed company through a business combination with Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp. The transaction represents a pro forma equity value of $1.4 billion for the combined company upon closing which will be named “FREYR Battery”. FREYR is targeting development of up to 43 GWh of battery cell production capacity in Norway by 2025 to position the Company as one of Europe’s largest battery cell suppliers. FREYR expects to deliver safer, higher energy density and lower cost clean battery cells made with renewable energy from an ethically and sustainably sourced supply chain. The Company’s ambition is to become the battery cell producer with the lowest lifecycle carbon footprint in the world. The transaction is expected close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon completion stock is expected to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "FREY".
TSIA - Latch, Inc. maker of the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform LatchOS, and TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp. launched by leading real estate owner, developer, operator and investment manager Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Latch becoming a publicly listed company. Founded in 2014, Latch is an enterprise SaaS provider to buildings and residents that makes spaces better places to live, work and visit. From the beginning, Latch has worked hand-in-hand with many of the country's largest real estate owners as partners and investors including Tishman Speyer, Brookfield, and more. The Company has booked over 300,000 units across more than 35 states, with one in ten new multifamily apartments in the United States built with Latch in 2019.
The transaction values the Company at an equity value of $1.56 billion post-money and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021
Upon closing, Latch's common stock is expected to trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "LTCH".
WPF - Alight Solutions a leading cloud-based provider of integrated digital human capital and business solutions, and Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Alight is a Leading Cloud-Based Provider of Integrated Digital Human Capital and Business Solutions, Serving More than 30 Million People and their Families. Alight Serves 70% of the Fortune 100 and 50% of the Fortune 500 with Long-Term Contracts. The transaction reflects an implied pro-forma enterprise value for Alight of approximately $7.3 billion at closing and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as Alight, Inc. and plans to list under the symbol "ALIT".
CLII - EVgo, an industry-leading builder, owner and operator of DC fast charging for electric vehicles in the U.S., has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation.
Pro forma implied equity value of the combined company of $2.6 billion. EVgo is the nation’s largest public fast charging network for electric vehicles and the first to be powered by 100% renewable electricity. With more than 800 fast charging locations in 67 major metropolitan markets across 34 states, EVgo owns and operates the most public fast charging locations in the U.S. and serves more than 220,000 customers. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing, the combined entity is expected to be listed under the new ticker symbol “EVGO”.
ACTC - Proterra Inc a leading innovator in commercial vehicle electrification technology, announced that it will become publicly listed through a transaction with ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. The transaction represents an enterprise value of $1.6 billion for Proterra. The transaction is expected to deliver approximately $648 million in cash at closing supported by a $415 million PIPE at $10.00 per share. The company said it generated $193 million of expected 2020 revenue. Proterra has three complementary businesses. Proterra Powered: Delivering industry-leading battery systems and electrification solutions to commercial vehicle manufacturers.
Proterra Transit: Leading North America as the market's #1 electric transit bus OEM.
Proterra Energy: Offering end-to-end turnkey charging and energy management solutions.
Upon closing, Proterra's common stock is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol "PTRA".
VIH - Bakkt Holdings, LLC and VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Bakkt becoming a publicly traded company with an enterprise value of approximately $2.1 billion.
Bakkt is a provider of institutional and retail solutions for digital assets. Since its founding nearly three years ago, Bakkt has been at the forefront of new innovations enabling institutions and consumers to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets. Bakkt’s differentiated and disruptive platform, soon to be made widely available through the new Bakkt App, will enable incremental consumer spending, reduce traditional payment costs and bolster loyalty programs
The business combination is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
The combined company will be renamed Bakkt Holdings, Inc. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Founded in 2004, Achronix supplies field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), the electronic components used to build reconfigurable digital circuits, for use in 5G equipments and cloud computing. Intel Corp and Xilinx also make FPGA circuits. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2021, pending approvals.
The combined company, which is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “ACHX”.
The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2021, pending approvals.
STIC - Barkbox, Inc., a leading global omni-channel brand for dogs, announced with Northern Star Acquisition Corp. that agreement. As a result of the transaction, which values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $1.6 billion. Founded in 2012, BARK loyally serves dogs nationwide with monthly subscription services, BarkBox and Super Chewer; a curated e-commerce experience on BarkShop.com; custom collections via its retail partner network, including Target and Amazon; wellness products that meet your dogs' needs with BARK Bright; and a personalized meal delivery service for dogs BARK Eats. BARK has served more than 3 million dogs, shipped over 18 million BarkBox and Super Chewer boxes with more than 135,000 custom configurations each month and cultivated an engaged community of more than 8 million social media followers.
Upon closing BARK will become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol, “BARK”
THBR - indie Semiconductor, a next generation automotive semiconductor and software innovator, and Thunder Bridge Acquisition II, Ltd. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in the combined entity continuing as a publicly listed company. The transaction reflects an implied equity value for the combined company of roughly $1.4 billion. indie is at the forefront of disruptive automotive megatrends spanning ADAS/Autonomous, Connectivity, User Experience and Vehicle Electrification. Today, indie’s automotive semiconductor portfolio addresses a $16 billion market, according to IHS, which is expected to exceed $38 billion by 2025 driven by strong demand for silicon and software content in automobiles. indie’s best-in-class, mixed signal system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions are currently on 12 Tier 1 approved vendor lists, contributing to a strategic backlog position of more than $2 billion, defined as projected revenues based on existing contracts, design and pricing terms and historic production trends.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined operating entity will be named indie Semiconductor, Inc. and will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol "INDI".
CLA - Ouster, Inc. a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial automation, smart infrastructure, robotics, and automotive industries, and Colonnade Acquisition Corp. announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement. Pro forma implied enterprise value of ~$1.6 billion and fully diluted pro forma equity value of ~$1.9 billion. Ouster’s digital lidar now allows for low-cost customization that enables broad industry applications while maintaining a streamlined manufacturing process designed for scalability. With over 75 wse-edgar?Ccombinations of range, field of view, and resolution configurations, Ouster has one of the most complete lineups of lidar sensors on the market today. Its sensors are currently used by hundreds of customers globally, providing vision to autonomous vehicles and robots in applications ranging from mining and construction to cars and trucks, to smart city infrastructure.
The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2021. Upon closing of the business combination, the combined company will operate as Ouster, Inc., and is expected to remain listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “OUST”.
CMLF - Sema4, an AI- and machine learning-driven patient-centered genomic and clinical data intelligence company, and CM Life Sciences announced they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.
Sema4 is a purpose built and rapidly growing, patient-centered genomic and clinical data insight platform company. Leveraging world leading data scientists using artificial intelligence and machine learning, the company is powering remarkable and unique insights that transform the practice of medicine and how disease is diagnosed, treated, and prevented. Sema4 today has established the largest, most comprehensive, and fastest growing integrated genomic & clinical data platform. Sema4 has established its platform in partnership with patients, healthcare providers and a far-reaching ecosystem of life science industry contributors. Sema4’s database includes more than 10 million patient genomic profiles and de-identified clinical records, integrated and delivered in a way that enables physicians to proactively diagnose and manage disease. The virtuous cycle of data helps improve decision making but also accelerates the development of next generation diagnostic tools and therapeutics. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, CM Life Sciences will be renamed and its common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq global market under a name and a ticker symbol to be announced at a later date.
ACIC - Archer, a leading Urban Air Mobility company and developer of all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft, and Atlas Crest Investment Corp. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. Pro forma equity value of the merger is expected to be approximately $3.8 billion. Archer’s mission is to advance the benefits of sustainable air mobility and become the leader in the new era of UAM, a $1 trillion plus market, according to leading industry research. Archer is developing the world’s first commercially viable all-electric UAM platform that will move people throughout the world’s cities in a fast, safe, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. The fully electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft is expected to be capable of traveling distances of up to 60 miles at 150 mph using technology available today and will transform how people approach everyday life, work and adventure, while benefiting the environment and a future zero emissions world. United Airlines has entered into an agreement to invest in Archer as part of the airline’s broader effort to partner with leading technology companies that will decarbonize air travel. Under the terms of the agreement, United has placed an order, subject to United’s business and operating requirements, for $1 billion of Archer’s aircraft, with an option for an additional $500 million of aircraft. United, in partnership with Mesa Airlines, could give customers a quick, economic and low-emission way to get to airports within its major hubs by 2024. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing Archer will be listed on the NYSE with ticker symbol “ACHR.”
DCRB - Hyzon Motors Inc. the industry-leading global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, and Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation announced a definitive agreement for a business combination. Pro forma implied enterprise value of the combined company of $2.1 billion.
Hyzon is a differentiated, pure-play, independent mobility company with an exclusive focus on hydrogen in the commercial vehicle market. The Company's proven and proprietary hydrogen fuel cell technology enables zero emission, fleet based, commercial transport at competitive performance as measured against both traditional fuel sources and other alternative vehicle power sources. Through its partnerships with market-leading suppliers and manufacturers, and the Company's commercial relationships with retailers, consumer goods companies, natural resource firms and governments, Hyzon has rapidly expanded its commercial reach with supply agreements to customers around the world. With a demonstrated technology advantage, leading fuel cell performance and a history of rapid innovation, Hyzon is catalyzing the adoption of hydrogen heavy vehicles.
The transaction is expected to occur in the second calendar quarter of 2021. Upon closing the company will be listed on the NASDAQ.
SNPR - Volta Industries Inc., an operator of public electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II plan to merge. The pro forma enterprise value of the combined company is expected to be approximately $1.4 billion. Volta's charging stations feature large eye-catching digital displays that function as a sophisticated media network, providing brands a way to reach millions of shoppers moments before they enter a store. These sponsor-supported charging stations provide energy to customers who are able to plug in their vehicles where and when they shop. Volta's business partners who choose to have Volta charging stations installed report an increase in spend, dwell time and engagement on site. Currently located in 23 states and over 200 municipalities, Volta's approach has gained significant acceptance and penetration in the market.
The transaction is expected to close late in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined entity will be named Volta Inc. and remain on the New York Stock Exchange under the new ticker symbol "VLTA."
VCVC - REE Automotive Ltd. and 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp announced they have entered into a merger agreement for a business combination that would result in REE becoming a publicly listed company. Pro forma equity value of the merger is approximately $3.6 billion and pro forma enterprise value of $3.1 billion. REE is a unique, horizontally integrated e-Mobility player targeting a $700 billion total addressable market, encompassing EVs ranging in size from Class 1 through Class 6, for commercial and Mobility-as-a-Service (“MaaS”) applications. REE’s fully-flat and modular EV platforms are based on proprietary REEcorner technology, positioned to become the cornerstone of next-generation e-Mobility. REE’s fully-flat and modular EV platforms are based on proprietary REEcorner technology, positioned to become the cornerstone of next-generation e-Mobility. REE’s innovative technology enables fully-flat and modular EV platforms that can carry more passengers, cargo and batteries as compared to conventional electric vehicles. REE has an orderbook comprised of signed indications of interest for over 250,000 platforms, representing 27% of their total cumulative expected revenue of $19.1 billion by 2026. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the first half of 2021.
Upon closing the company will be listed on the NASDAQ under the ticker “REE”.
HOL - Astra and Holicity Inc announced a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Astra becoming a publicly-traded company. The transaction reflects an implied pro forma enterprise value for Astra of approximately $2.1 billion. Astra's mission is to observe, connect, and enrich life on Earth by providing the space ecosystem with frequent, reliable, and on-demand launch services. Composed of a talented team of engineers, designers, fabricators, and operators, Astra is committed to reshaping how the space industry works. By offering dedicated, point-to-point space delivery, Astra is enabling a wave of innovation in low Earth orbit. The rocket start-up in December became the latest private company to reach space after its Rocket 3.2 vehicle launched from Kodiak, Alaska. Astra says it has over 50 launches on its manifest, spanning 10 corporate and government customers including NASA and the Pentagon, with $150 million of booked launch revenue under contract. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing the company will be listed on the Nasdaq with the symbol "ASTR".
ACAC - PLAYSTUDIOS, Inc. an award-winning developer of free-to-play casual games for mobile and social platforms that offer real-world rewards to loyal players, and Acies Acquisition Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in PLAYSTUDIOS becoming a publicly listed company. Transaction Values PLAYSTUDIOS at Approximately $1.1 Billion. PLAYSTUDIOS has developed a portfolio of beautifully designed, top-ranked games that have attracted a loyal following due, in part, to the company’s unmatched playAWARDS Loyalty Program. The program lets players earn real-world rewards from a curated collection of over 80 partners and 275 entertainment, retail, travel, leisure, and gaming brands. The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2021.
Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named PLAYSTUDIOS and remain listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “MYPS”.
SAII - Otonomo Technologies, Ltd., a leading platform and marketplace for vehicle data, and Software Acquisition Group, Inc. II announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination. The transaction implies an equity value of approximately $1.4 billion. Otonomo has developed a robust suite of SaaS offerings that provide data consumers with additional capabilities and vertically specific applications. Privacy by design and neutrality are at the core of Otonomo’s platform, which enables GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy-regulation-compliant solutions using both personal and aggregate data. Otonomo vehicle data is being utilized by organizations and businesses across diverse areas, including, but not limited to fleet management, insurance, in-vehicle management, emergency services, mapping, electric vehicle (EV) management, subscription-based services, parking, predictive maintenance, in-vehicle services, traffic management and smart cities. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate under the Otonomo name and will be listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “OTMO”.
LACQ - Leisure Acquisition Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. The transaction reflects an enterprise valuation for Ensysce of $207 million. Ensysce is a clinical-stage drug company that is developing an innovative new class of powerful, tamper-proof prescription medicines that seek to prevent both drug abuse and drug overdoses. Ensysce's drug portfolio, consisting of TAAP™, which has been granted "Fast Track" status, and MPAR™, spans an approximate $9 billion and an approximate $13 billion Pain & Addiction and ADHD market, respectively, in the United States. With several drugs in the pipeline, Ensysce seeks to achieve approximately 20% of the branded opioid market in the United States by 2030. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021.
Upon closing, Leisure intends to change its name to Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. and remain on the Nasdaq Capital Market, listed under the new ticker symbol "ENSC".
NPA - AST & Science LLC (“AST SpaceMobile”), the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, today announced it has entered into a business combination agreement with New Providence Acquisition Corp. AST SpaceMobile’s low latency, space-based platform will allow hundreds of millions of people across the world to access high-speed, cellular broadband service in areas where there was previously no such service. AST wants to launch a constellation of 20 satellites to connect 4G and 5G smartphones without any special hardware. Vodafone is understood to be looking to enable connectivity for Vodacom, Safaricom and its own Vodafone brands.The combined company will have an implied pro forma enterprise value of approximately $1.4 billion and is expected to have an equity value of approximately $1.8 billion at closing.
Upon closing of the transaction, AST SpaceMobile will become a publicly traded company, and it is expected that its common stock will be listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol “ASTS”
TPGY - TPG Pace Beneficial Finance Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with ENGIE New Business S.A.S., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENGIE S.A. (“Engie”), a multi-national utility with headquarters in France, to acquire its subsidiary EV Charged B.V. (the “Company”, “EVBox” or “EVBox Group”) for a combination of cash and equity. EVBox is a leading global provider of smart charging solutions for electric vehicles (“EV”) with Europe’s largest installed base of charging solutions and the most advanced cloud-based software offering. The business combination values EVBox at an implied $969 million enterprise value. Upon transaction closing, and assuming no redemptions by TPG Pace stockholders, EVBox is expected to have approximately $425 million in cash, and a total pro-forma equity value of approximately $1.394 billion. The transaction is expected to close late Q1 2021. Its common shares and warrants are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) under the ticker symbols “EVB”
GIK - Lightning eMotors a leading provider of complete electrification solutions for commercial fleets, and GigCapital3, Inc. announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Lightning eMotors becoming a publicly listed company. The business combination values Lightning eMotors at approximately $823 million pro forma equity value, at $10.00 per share. Lightning eMotors is the market share leader in Class 3-7 zero-emission vehicles and is the only manufacturer with a full line of battery and fuel cell zero-emission commercial vehicles on the road with blue-chip customers. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined operating company will be named Lightning eMotors, Inc. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ZEV".
BFT - UK fintech company Paysafe has agreed to merge with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp, a payments platform, in a deal with a pro-forma enterprise value of about $9 billion. Paysafe operates a consumer and merchant payment network, enabling businesses and consumers to transact through payment processing, digital wallet and online cash systems. The company has processed nearly $100 million of payment volume. They have acquired competitors Neteller and Skrill to increase market share against prodigious rivals Stripe and Paypal. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021.
Once the deal has closed, the new company will be renamed Paysafe and list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "PSFE."
The deal, which is expected to create a company with a market value of about $1.9 billion, is likely to close in the first quarter of 2021. Lion Electric expects to receive about $500 million of net cash
Lion offers seven purpose-built electric truck and bus models available for purchase today and which are being delivered from its existing 2,500 vehicle per year manufacturing facility. With Lion buses on the road today and initial truck deliveries in process, Lion expects to quickly ramp up with 650 truck and bus deliveries planned for 2021 The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, the combined company is expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “LEV”.
APXT - AvePoint, Inc. the largest data management solutions provider for the Microsoft cloud, announced today that it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Apex Technology Acquisition Corporation. The transaction, valuing the combined company at an equity value of approximately $2 billion on a pro forma basis after giving effect to the PIPE and assuming minimal Apex stockholder redemptions, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Upon closing the transaction, it is expected that the combined company will be named AvePoint and will remain a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under a new ticker symbol, “AVPT.”
INAQ - Metromile, Inc., the leading digital insurance platform and pay-per-mile auto insurer, and INSU Acquisition Corp. II announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination that will result in Metromile becoming a publicly listed company. Transaction Includes Commitment for $160 Million PIPE Led by Social Capital, Joined by Investors Including Miller Value, Clearbridge, Hudson Structured, Mark Cuban, and New Enterprise Associates. Approximately $1.3 Billion Combined Company Pro Forma Implied Market Cap.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Metromile, Inc. and is expected to remain listed on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “MLE”.
NBAC - Green energy technology company Nuvve Corporation, the global leader in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, and Newborn Acquisition Corp. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement to take Nuvve public. The companies today also announced the signing of definitive purchase agreements with institutional investors for the investment of approximately $18 million in the combined company through a PIPE and bridge financing. Newborn is combining with Nuvve at a transaction value of approximately $102 million, subject to closing adjustments. As consideration for the business combination, 10.17 million shares will be issued or reserved for issuance to existing Nuvve stockholders and option holders, based on a value of $10.00 per share.
Upon closing of the business combination, the combined company will be named Nuvve Holding Corp. (“Nuvve Holding”) and is expected to remain listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “NVVE”.
LGVW - Butterfly Network, Inc. innovative digital health company that is working to enable universal access to superior medical imaging, and Longview Acquisition Corp. announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. The transaction values Butterfly at an enterprise value of approximately $1.5 billion and is expected to deliver up to $589 million of gross proceeds, including up to $414 million of cash held in Longview's trust account (assuming no redemptions are effected). The transaction is further supported by a $175 million PIPE at $10.00 per share. The transactions are expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Upon closing, the combined company's Class A common stock is expected to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "BFLY."
CIIG - British electric van startup Arrival has agreed to merge with CIIG Merger Corp The transaction values the combined company at an enterprise value of US $5.4 billion and is expected to provide approximately US $660 million in gross cash proceeds to the Company. As part of the transaction, CIIG raised a US $400 million fully committed common stock PIPE. Arrival is producing EVs competitive in price with fossil fuel alternatives and substantially lower than comparable EVs. Arrival has signed contracts with total order value up to US $1.2 billion and its first products are planned for production in Q4 2021. The transactions are expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. The newly combined company will be listed on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “ARVL”
ROCH - Roth CH Acquisition I Co. and PureCycle Technologies a leading innovator in polypropylene recycling, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement for a business combination.Additionally, ROCH today entered into definitive purchase agreements for a $250 million common stock PIPE transaction. Estimated post-transaction equity value of approximately $1.2 billion and gross cash proceeds of approximately $700 million The transactions are expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Upon closing of the transaction, the newly created holding company will be re-named “PureCycle Technologies, Inc.” and will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the new ticker symbol "PCT".
DYMD - Genius Sports Group Limited (GSG), the leading provider of sports data and technology powering the sports, betting and media ecosystem, and dMY Technology Group, Inc. II announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement pursuant to which GSG and dMY II will combine. As a result of the business combination, GSG and dMY II shareholders will exchange their shares for shares in a new combined company. The transaction implies a pro forma enterprise value of approximately $1.5 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 Upon closing, the combined company's common stock is expected to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "GENI".
SRAC - Momentus Inc, a commercial space company offering in-space transportation and infrastructure services, today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Stable Road Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SRAC) that will result in the Company becoming publicly listed. Merger to create the first publicly traded space infrastructure company at the forefront of the new space economy. Momentus partners and customers include SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. Combined company will have an estimated enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. Pro forma for the transaction, Momentus will have approximately $310 million in cash on the balance sheet, to be funded by Stable Road’s $172.5 million of cash held in trust (assuming no redemptions) and $175.0 million from a fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share, including investments from private equity growth investors, family offices and select top tier public institutional investors. The transaction is expected to close in early 2021. Upon closing the company will become listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “MNTS”.
RMG - Romeo Systems, Inc., an energy technology company, and RMG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: RMG) today announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Romeo Power becoming a publicly listed company. Romeo Power is an industry leading energy technology company focused on designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial electric vehicles. Romeo Power raises $384 million through the business combination, including a $150 million fully committed PIPE anchored by institutional investors as well as strategic investors The Heritage Group and Republic Services. Pro forma equity value of the combined company is approximately $1.33 billion. The business combination is expected to close in late Q4 2020. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Romeo Power, Inc. and is expected to remain listed on the NYSE and trade under the new ticker symbol “RMO”.
NOVS - AppHarvest, a developer and operator of large-scale, high-tech controlled environment indoor farms, and Novus Capital Corp. (Nasdaq: NOVS), announced today a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in AppHarvest becoming a public company. Transaction to provide $475 million of gross proceeds to the company, including $375 million fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share anchored by existing and new investors – including Fidelity Management & Research Company, LLC, Inclusive Capital and Novus Capital Corporation. Pro forma equity value of the merger is approximately $1.0 billion, at the $10.00 per share PIPE price and assuming minimal Novus shareholder redemptions. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named AppHarvest and is expected to remain listed on Nasdaq under a new ticker symbol.
SBE - ChargePoint, Inc., a leading electric vehicle (“EV”) charging network, and Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: SBE) announced the signing of a definitive business combination agreement. The business combination values ChargePoint at an implied $2.4 billion enterprise value. Upon transaction closing, and assuming no redemptions by Switchback stockholders, ChargePoint will have approximately $683 million in cash, resulting in a total pro forma equity value of approximately $3.0 billion. Cash proceeds raised in the transaction will be used to repay debt, fund operations, support growth and for general corporate purposes. The proceeds will be funded through a combination of Switchback’s approximately $317 million cash in trust, assuming no redemptions by Switchback stockholders, and a $225 million PIPE of common stock valued at $10.00 per share. The transaction is expected close end of the fourth quarter of 2020. Upon the transaction closing, the combined company will be named ChargePoint Holdings, Inc. and will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”).
PIC - XL Fleet a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, and Pivotal Investment Corporation II (NYSE: PIC), announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing, the combined company will be named XL Fleet and is expected to remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under a new ticker symbol, XL with an anticipated implied enterprise value of approximately $1 billion and no material debt expected to be outstanding. The transaction is expected close end of the fourth quarter of 2020. Upon closing, the combined company will be named XL Fleet and is expected to remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under a new ticker symbol, “XL”
IPOB - Opendoor the pioneer and market leader in iBuying, has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. II (NYSE: IPOB). The transaction values Opendoor at an enterprise value of $4.8 billion, and is expected to provide up to $1.0 billion in cash proceeds, including a fully committed PIPE of $600 million and up to $414 million of cash held in the trust account of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. II. Insiders are making a significant commitment of $200 million of the $600 million PIPE. This $200 million commitment includes $100 million from Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO of SCH, $58 million from Hedosophia, with the remainder invested by existing Opendoor shareholders, Access Industries and Lennar, along with Opendoor management
KCAC - QuantumScape Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: KCAC); upon closing, the combined company will remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "QS"QuantumScape, the 10-year-old Silicon Valley battery startup backed by Volkswagen AG, said on Thursday it plans to go public through a reverse merger with Kensington Capital Acquisition Corp with an enterprise value of $3.3 billion.
Venture backers include Bill Gates, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The Qatar Investment Authority also participated in the latest funding round.
FEAC - Flying Eagle Acquisition Corp. agreed to a business combination that will result in Skillz Inc. becoming a publicly-listed company. Skillz is a leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition. Skillz is pioneering the competitive mobile gaming experience, powering tournaments for thousands of game developers around the world. It is anticipated that in 2020, Skillz’s patented technology will power over two billion casual esports tournaments and facilitate $1.6 billion in paid entry fees for games hosted on its secure and proprietary platform. High growth business with projected 2022 revenue of $555 million, a 57% CAGR from 2020. Existing Skillz stockholders and Flying Eagle sponsor agree to 24-month lock-up. The transaction implies an equity valuation for Skillz of $3.5 billion, or 6.3x projected 2022 revenue. Estimated cash proceeds from the transaction are expected to consist of Flying Eagle’s $690 million of cash in trust.
TRNE - Desktop Metal, Inc. a 3D printing unicorn and leader in mass production and turnkey additive manufacturing solutions, announced today it will become a publicly listed company. The Company has signed a definitive business combination agreement with Trine Acquisition Corp. a global credit investment firm with over $60 billion in assets under management. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined operating company will be named Desktop Metal, Inc. and will continue to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol “DM.” TRNE, which currently holds $300 million in cash in trust, will combine with Desktop Metal at an estimated $2.5 billion pro forma equity value. Cash proceeds in connection with the transaction will be funded through a combination of TRNE’s cash in trust and a $275 million fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share.
GMHI - Luminar, the global leader in automotive lidar technology powering the introduction of highway autonomy, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Gores Metropoulos. Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company will retain the Luminar Technologies, Inc. name and will remain listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol “LAZR.” The combined company will have an implied pro forma enterprise value of approximately $2.9 billion and an equity value of approximately $3.4 billion at closing.
HCAC - Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Canoo becoming a publicly listed company. Canoo already has relationships with Kia and Hyundai to supply their OEM skateboard for future electric vehicles. The business combination values Canoo at an implied $2.4 billion pro forma equity value, at the $10.00 per share price and assuming no redemptions of HCAC's existing public stockholders. The combined company will receive approximately $600 million of proceeds from an upsized fully committed common stock PIPE offering of over $300 million. The transaction is expected close 4th quarter of 2020.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined operating company will be named Canoo Inc. and will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol "CNOO."
MFAC - BankMobile Technologies, a subsidiary of Customers Bank, and one of America’s largest digital banking platforms, and Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate as BM Technologies Inc. and expects to be listed on the NYSE. The transaction reflects an enterprise value for the Company of $140 million. All BMT serviced deposits and loans will remain at Customers Bank immediately after the closing of the transaction. Upon the closing of the transaction, BM Technologies will be a financial technology company bringing banks and business partners together through its digital banking platform.
DPHC - Lordstown Motors has entered into a definitive merger agreement with DiamondPeak Holdings Corp. upon closing, the combined company will remain listed on the NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “RIDE” Lordstown Endurance™ will be the first full-size electric pickup truck designed to serve the U.S. commercial fleet market with initial production expected in the second half of 2021. Approximately $675 million of gross proceeds that are expected from the transaction will be used to fund production of the Endurance and its innovative in-wheel electric hub motor design Transaction includes a $500 million fully committed PIPE, which includes $75 million of investments by General Motors in addition to investments from institutional investors. Transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020
CFFA - GCM Grosvenor, a global alternative asset management firm, will become a public company through a merger with CF Finance Acquisition Corp. a leading global financial services firm. The companies announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to effect the transaction. The combined company will operate as GCM Grosvenor Inc. and expects its Class A common stock to be listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. GCM Grosvenor's existing senior management team, led by Chairman & CEO Michael J. Sacks, will continue to lead the business. The transaction values GCM Grosvenor at $2 billion.
FTAC - Paya, a leading integrated payments and commerce solution provider, and FinTech Acquisition Corp. III announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company (the "Company") will operate as Paya and will be listed on NASDAQ under the new symbol PAYA. The transaction reflects an implied enterprise value for the Company of approximately $1.3 billion.
NFIN - Netfin Acquisition Corp. to combine with Triterras Fintech Pte Ltd, a leading fintech company for commodity trading and trade finance has entered into a definitive agreement for Triterras Fintech to become a publicly listed company on the Nasdaq Stock Market under a new ticker symbol. The combined company will have an estimated $674 million pro forma enterprise value and a $854 million pro forma market cap and no debt. In fiscal year 2019, Triterras Fintech generated $3.6 billion of transaction volume, $16.9 million of revenue, $14.8 million of EBITDA and $13.2 million of net income. The company projects to generate approximately $7.8 billion of transaction volume, $56.6 million of revenue and $39.8 million of EBITDA for fiscal year 2020 (12 months ending February 28, 2021) and grow at more than a 60% compound annual growth rate (“CAGR”) through 2023.
DMYT - -Rush Street Interactive, LP (“RSI” or the “Company”), one of the fastest-growing online casino and sports wagering companies in the United States, and dMY Technology Group Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which RSI and dMY will combine. Upon closing, dMY intends to change its name to Rush Street Interactive, Inc. and its NYSE trading symbol to “RSI.” As a result of the transaction, RSI will become a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange, and the combined company is anticipated to have an initial enterprise value of approximately $1.78 billion.
FVAC - MP Materials, owner and operator of Mountain Pass, the only rare earth mining and processing site of scale in North America, today announced a definitive agreement to merge with Fortress Value Acquisition Corp. The transaction is valued at US$1 billion. The combined company, named MP Materials Corp., will have an estimated post-transaction equity value of approximately US$1.5 billion, and remain NYSE-listed under the new ticker symbol “MP.” MP Materials
SPAQ - Electric car maker Fisker to go public through SPAC deal at $2.9 billion valuation. The Tesla rival will go public through a merger with a blank-check company backed by alternative investment manager Apollo Global Management Inc at a valuation of $2.9 billion, The Fisker deal, expected to close in the fourth quarter, will provide Fisker with $1 billion in gross proceeds, including $500 million of funds from existing and new investors such as AllianceBernstein and BlackRock Inc. The proceeds will be used to bring the company’s Fisker Ocean SUV to market in late 2022.Fisker Chief Executive Henrik Fisker, who also worked for Tesla and a one-time Aston Martin designer who launched his latest company in Los Angeles in 2016
CCXX - MultiPlan Inc. is merging with a special purpose acquisition company in an $11 billion deal that will take the health-care-services provider public. The company, currently owned by private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman, will merge with Churchill Capital Corp. The transaction includes debt which would infuse MultiPlan with up to $3.7 billion of new equity and convertible debt, including $700 million from existing investors and $2.6 billion from outsiders.
GRAF - Graf Industrial Corp
Velodyne Lidar Inc. said on Thursday that it will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The San Jose autonomous vehicle sensor company said that it and Houston-based Graf Industrial Corp. have raised $150 million in equity from a group of institutional investors, subject to completion of the merger.
LCA - Landcadia Holdings II Inc. said Monday it will acquire Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc., an online-gaming site, at a valuation of approximately $745 million.
SHLL - Tortoise Acquisition Corp. Hyliion Inc. and Tortoise Acquisition Corp. Announce Merger, combined company to remain listed on NYSE. Hyliion Inc., a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles. The pro forma implied market capitalization of the combined company is over $1.5 billion.
FMCI - Forum Merger II Corp and Ittella International, a plant-based food company with a broad portfolio of innovative products available under the Company’s “Tattooed Chef” brand and in private label, announced a definitive agreement to combine to form Tattooed Chef, Inc. Tattooed Chef is a leading plant-based food company offering a broad portfolio of innovative plant-based food products that taste great and are sustainably sourced.
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