Special-purpose acquisition company

Therapeutics Acquisition Corp., Sponsored by RA Capital Management, L.P., Announces Closing of $135.7 Million Initial Public Offering, Including the Full Exercise of the Underwriter’s Option To Purchase Additional Shares

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 9:15pm

The Company, sponsored by RA Capital Management, L.P., is led by Chairman and CEO Peter Kolchinsky PhD and CFO Matthew Hammond PhD.

Key Points: 
  • The Company, sponsored by RA Capital Management, L.P., is led by Chairman and CEO Peter Kolchinsky PhD and CFO Matthew Hammond PhD.
  • The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with one or more businesses in the healthcare industry.
  • The Companys shares of Class A common stock began trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the ticker symbol TXAC on July 8, 2020.
  • This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, including with respect to the initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds.

Pure Acquisition Corp. Announces Business Combination Merger Consideration

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 10:45am

The closing of the business combination is subject to the requisite approval of Pures stockholders and the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Key Points: 
  • The closing of the business combination is subject to the requisite approval of Pures stockholders and the satisfaction of customary conditions.
  • The description of the business combination contained herein is only a summary and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the HPK Business Combination Agreement relating thereto.
  • Pure is a blank check company formed in Delaware on November 13, 2017 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
  • Investors and security holders of Pure are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant materials when they become available before making any voting or investment decision with respect to the proposed business combination because they will contain important information about the business combination and the parties to the business combination.

Leo Holdings Corp. Announces Extraordinary General Meeting Teleconference Details

Monday, July 6, 2020 - 9:34pm

The General Meeting will be accessible by dialing(833) 780-7941(toll free - North America) or(469) 333-9522(International).

Key Points: 
  • The General Meeting will be accessible by dialing(833) 780-7941(toll free - North America) or(469) 333-9522(International).
  • All information about the General Meeting, including the definitive proxy statement, is available at https://www.cstproxy.com/leoholdingscorp/2020.
  • Leo is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
  • Leo cautions readers not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.

Immatics Announces Completion of Business Combination and Listing on NASDAQ

Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

The business combination transaction with Arya Sciences Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Perceptive Advisors, was completed on July 1, 2020

Key Points: 
  • The business combination transaction with Arya Sciences Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Perceptive Advisors, was completed on July 1, 2020
    The combined company was renamed Immatics N.V.
  • Today, Immatics N.V. will commence trading its shares under the symbol IMTX and its warrants under the symbol IMTXW on the Nasdaq Capital Market.
  • Immatics management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Harpreet Singh, Ph.D., will continue to run the combined company.
  • Harpreet Singh, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO of Immatics, commented: I would like to thank the team at Immatics, our partners at Perceptive, existing Immatics and Arya shareholders, the PIPE investors, and all our advisors for making this transaction a success.

Brilliant Acquisition Corporation Announces Full Exercise of Overallotment Option

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 2:00am

New York, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brilliant Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: BRLIU, the Company) announced today that it closed the full 600,000 unit over-allotment option of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 units, which itself closed on June 26, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • New York, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brilliant Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: BRLIU, the Company) announced today that it closed the full 600,000 unit over-allotment option of its initial public offering of 4,000,000 units, which itself closed on June 26, 2020.
  • The overallotment exercise resulted in gross proceeds of $6,000,000.
  • The Companys units began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (Nasdaq) on June 24, 2020 and trade under the ticker symbol BRLIU.
  • Brilliant Acquisition Corporation is a blank check company organized for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.

Panacea Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of $125,000,000 Initial Public Offering

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:17pm

Panacea Acquisition Corp. (the Company), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 12,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Key Points: 
  • Panacea Acquisition Corp. (the Company), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 12,500,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.
  • The Company is sponsored by EcoR1 Panacea Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of EcoR1 Capital, LLC.
  • The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,875,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
  • This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds.

Fusion Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $350,000,000 Million Initial Public Offering

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:15pm

NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fusion Acquisition Corp (NYSE: FUSE.U) (the Company) today announced that it closed its initial public offering of 35,000,000 units, including 4,500,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fusion Acquisition Corp (NYSE: FUSE.U) (the Company) today announced that it closed its initial public offering of 35,000,000 units, including 4,500,000 units issued pursuant to the exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.
  • Fusion Acquisition Corp. is a blank-check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
  • Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public offering and a simultaneous private placement of warrants, $350,000,000 (or $10.00 per unit sold in the public offering) was placed in trust.
  • This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, including with respect to the initial public offering and search for an initial business combination.

OPES Acquisition Corp. Announces Definitive Agreement to Combine with BurgerFi

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK and PALM BEACH, Fla., June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miami-headquartered OPES Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OPES, OPESW) (OPES or the Company), a special purpose acquisition company, and BurgerFi International, LLC (BurgerFi) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement at a $100 million purchase price to combine and form BurgerFi International, Inc.

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  • NEW YORK and PALM BEACH, Fla., June 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Miami-headquartered OPES Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OPES, OPESW) (OPES or the Company), a special purpose acquisition company, and BurgerFi International, LLC (BurgerFi) jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement at a $100 million purchase price to combine and form BurgerFi International, Inc.
  • EarlyBirdCapital Inc. is acting as financial advisor to OPES and Loeb & Loeb LLP is acting as legal counsel to OPES.
  • Established in 2011, BurgerFi is among the nations fastest-growing better burger concepts with approximately 125 BurgerFi restaurants domestically and internationally.
  • To learn more about BurgerFi or to find a full list of locations, please visit www.burgerfi.com , Like BurgerFi on Facebook or follow @BurgerFi on Instagram and Twitter.

GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II Announces Pricing of $700,000,000 Initial Public Offering

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 12:36pm

GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (the Company), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 70,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Key Points: 
  • GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (the Company), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 70,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.
  • The Company is sponsored by GS Sponsor II LLC, an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 10,500,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
  • This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds.

Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp. Shareholders Approve Business Combination Transaction with Immatics

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 10:34pm

Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ARYA or Arya), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Perceptive Advisors, and Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH (Immatics), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company active in the discovery and development of T cell redirecting cancer immunotherapies, today announced that its respective shareholders approved the business combination between Arya and Immatics announced on March 17, 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: ARYA or Arya), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Perceptive Advisors, and Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH (Immatics), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company active in the discovery and development of T cell redirecting cancer immunotherapies, today announced that its respective shareholders approved the business combination between Arya and Immatics announced on March 17, 2020.
  • The respective boards of directors of both Arya and Immatics had previously approved the business combination.
  • Following the Arya shareholder vote, Immatics and Arya commenced final procedures towards the closing of the business combination and expect the closing to be completed in the coming days.
  • Immatics shareholders, Arya shareholders and the PIPE investors will hold shares in Immatics N.V.
    Goldman Sachs International is acting as lead financial advisor with SVB Leerink, BofA Securities and Kempen serving as financial advisors to Immatics.