Ogier's global equity capital markets team has significant experience in advising on the establishment and the listing of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in both New York and London, together with advising on their subsequent business combination transactions.
With transactions spanning a range of industries from
pharmaceutical and healthcare, mining and manufacturing, to energy,
consumer services and media/entertainment industries, Ogier _fields
a team of specialists able to manage innovative and complex
transactions requiring careful synchronisation and
management alongside exceptional technical expertise.
SPACs are publicly-traded investment vehicles that raise funds via an IPO to complete a targeted acquisition - a "business combination" - within a limited time frame (18-24 months).
Improved market conditions for fund raising in equity capital markets in recent years, combined with the liquidity offered by SPACs – both in terms of the "money back" feature of SPACs that do not achieve a business combination by their deadline, and because listed shares can be freely traded – have led to a resurgence which Ogier's Corporate team has managed across BVI, Cayman, Guernsey and Jersey.
Among the high profile SPACs Ogier has advised are:
DT Asia Investments Limited, which became the first US-listed Chinese finance business following its acquisition of China Direct Lending (which Ogier also advised)
$143,750,000 ARYA Sciences Acquisition Corp. IPO listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market
Ogier acted on the $50 million OPI on the NASDAQ Capital Market of Pacific Special Acquisition Corp. and then later acted as counsel to Pacific on its merger with Borqs International Holding Company, a major player in the Internet-of-Things and smart devices sector
NASDAQ listed National Energy Services Reunited Corp. on its $1.1 billion acquisition of Gulf Energy SAOC and National Petroleum Services, as well as its $210 million Initial IPO on NASDAQ
Bison Capital Acquisition Corp. on its $52.5 million IPO on NASDAQ
Greenland Acquisition Corp. and Longevity Acquisition Corp., both SPACs, on their establishment and IPOs on NASDAQ
The $200 million IPO on the NASDAQ Capital Market of Electrum Special Acquisition Corp.
The $143,750,000 Initial Public Offering of Constellation Alpha Capital Corp. on NASDAQ
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