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  • February 28, 2018

    Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation Announces Closing of Underwriters' Over-Allotment Option in Connection with its Initial Public Offering

    Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: MUDSU) announced today the closing of the issuance of an additional 800,000 units pursuant to the underwriters' over-allotment option in connection with the Company's initial public offering.  Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as counsel to the Company.

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  • February 23, 2018

    ConvergeOne and Forum Merger Corporation Complete Business Combination

    Forum Merger Corporation ("Forum"), and ConvergeOne, Inc., a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, today announced that they have completed their previously announced business combination. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP served as legal counsel to Forum.

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  • February 12, 2018

    Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation Announces Closing of $200,000,000 Initial Public Offering

    Mudrick Capital Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: MUDS.U) (the "Company") announced today that it closed its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $200,000,000.  Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as counsel to the Company and Winston & Strawn LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters.

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  • February 08, 2018

    JM Global Holding Company Announces Closing of Its Business Combination With China Sunlong Environmental Technology Inc.

    JM Global Holding Company (NASDAQ: WYIG; WYIGU; WYIGW) (“JM Global” or the “Company”) today announced that it has closed its business combination with China Sunlong Environmental Technology Inc. (“Sunlong”), a Cayman Islands corporation conducting its business through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Hubei Shengrong Environmental Protection Energy-Saving Science and Technology Co. Ltd. and Tianjin Commodity Exchange Co., Ltd., pursuant to which Sunlong became a wholly-owned subsidiary of JM Global.

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  • February 02, 2018

    Global Partner Acquisition Corp. And Purple Innovation, LLC Complete Business Combination

    Global Partner Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GPAC; GPACW; GPACU), a special purpose acquisition company ("GPAC" or the "Company"), and Purple Innovation, LLC ("Purple"), a comfort technology company known for creating the "World's First No Pressure™ Mattress," announced today that they have completed their business combination, pursuant to which Purple has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

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  • January 31, 2018

    MTech Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of $50 Million Initial Public Offering

    MTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: MTECU, the "Company" or "MTech") announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 5,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units are expected to be listed on The NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ") and trade under the ticker symbol "MTECU" beginning January 30, 2018.

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  • January 30, 2018

    Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. Completes $125 Million Initial Public Offering

    Gordon Pointe Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 12,500,000 units. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $125,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.

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  • January 26, 2018

    Former Italian minister raises 600 mln euros in bank acquisition project-source

    Veteran Italian banker and former Industry Minister Corrado Passera has raised 600 million euros ($746 million) from investors with the aim of acquiring a small bank, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

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  • January 17, 2018

    Jeff Sagansky, Harry Sloan Partner on New Acquisition Company With $325 Million IPO (EXCLUSIVE)

    Veteran Hollywood executives Jeff Sagansky and Harry Sloan are launching Platinum Eagle Acquisition Corp. with a $325 million initial public offering.

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  • January 16, 2018

    Nebula Acquisition Corporation, Sponsored by True Wind Capital, Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

    Nebula Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: NEBU.U) (the "Company") announced today that on January 12, 2018 it closed its initial public offering of 27,500,000 units, including 2,500,000 units issued pursuant to the partial exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $275,000,000.

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  • December 01, 2017

    ConvergeOne Announces Combination with Forum Merger Corporation to Become Publicly Listed Company

    ConvergeOne, a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Forum Merger Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company.  Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP served as legal counsel to Forum.

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  • November 15, 2017

    Carlyle seeks to raise $1 bln for new energy fund

    Carlyle Group, the world's largest private equity firm, is raising up to $1 billion for a new fund to invest in oil and gas outside the United States as a stronger outlook for oil prices rekindles investor appetite, banking sources said.

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  • November 14, 2017

    Investors thirsty for deals pump most money into quirky 'blank check' companies in a decade

    Sign of the times: It is shaping up to be the hottest year in a decade to raise investor money for companies in the development stage with no specific business plan or purpose.

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  • November 13, 2017

    Houston-based blank-check co. to form oil field services company in $1B deal

    National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (Nasdaq: NESR), a blank-check company led by a former Schlumberger executive, will combine with two other companies for a total purchase price of about $1.1 billion.

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  • November 10, 2017

    Ex-GLG, Vornado Execs Team Up For New $500M Real Estate SPAC

    Noam Gottesman, co-founder of hedge fund manager GLG Partners, and former Vornado Realty Trust executive Michael Fascitelli have reportedly teamed up on a special-purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) aimed at making deals in the real estate and hospitality sectors.

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  • November 06, 2017

    Global Partner Acquisition Corp. And Purple Innovation, LLC Announce Filing Of Merger Proxy Statement And Updated Investor Presentation

    Global Partner Acquisition Corp. ("GPAC") (NASDAQ: GPAC‎, GPACU, GPACW) announced on November 2, 2017 that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine with Purple Innovation, LLC ("Purple"). Today, GPAC filed the merger proxy statement and updated investor presentation associated with the proposed business combination. 

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  • November 03, 2017

    M III Acquisition Corp. and IEA Energy Services LLC Announce Signing of Merger Agreement for Business Combination

    M III Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq:MIII) (Nasdaq:MIIIU) (Nasdaq:MIIIW) ("MIII") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger with IEA Energy Services LLC, a leading engineering, procurement and construction ("EPC") company in the renewable energy sector.  MIII will be renamed as "Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, Inc." ("IEA") upon consummation of the merger and is expected to continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "IEA". 

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  • October 24, 2017

    Blank check company Haymaker Acquisition prices $300 million IPO at $10

    Haymaker Acquisition, a blank check company created by the former CEO of Starwood Hotels, raised $300 million by offering 30 million units at $10, or $345 million with the underwriter overallotment. Units consist of oneshare of stock and one-half of one warrant exercisable at $11.50.

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  • October 23, 2017

    Bloomberg published an article titled "2017 IPOs Are Larger and Faster" which analyzes the IPO market activity for the first three quarters of 2017.  In the Diversified sector, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole led with 11 IPOs that raised a total of $2.10 billion, but Weil Gotshal & Manges participated in six IPOs that totaled $3.55 billion. Venable led the Financial sector with seven IPOs that raised a total of $2.76 billion. The Industrial sector was dominated by Latham & Watkins and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, while the Technology sector was led by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

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  • October 11, 2017

    Rockets Owner Fertitta Out Hunting for Another $1 Billion Deal

    Fresh off his record-setting purchase of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Tilman Fertitta is shopping for a billion-dollar deal.  Landcadia Holdings Inc. began trading as a so-called blank-check company in May last year, based on Fertitta’s ability to make acquisitions.

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  • October 10, 2017

    KEW MEDIA GROUP Announces Acquisition Of TCB Media Rights

    KEW MEDIA GROUP Inc. (“KEW MEDIA” or “KEW” or the “Company”) (TSX:KEW and KEW.WT) today announced the acquisition of London, England-based TCB Media Rights Ltd. (“TCB”), a leading full-service content distribution company. With a focus on non-scripted television sales, TCB has been one of the fastest-growing distributors in the market.

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  • October 05, 2017

    Black Ridge’s SPAC debuts IPO

    Black Ridge Oil & Gas Inc‘s special purpose acquisition company Black Ridge Acquisition Corp has rolled out its IPO after pricing its 12 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading October 5, 2017 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “BRAC.” EarlyBirdCapital Inc was the underwriter. Based in Minneapolis, Black Ridge focuses on acquiring, investing in and managing the oil and gas assets for their partners.

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  • October 02, 2017

    Blank check company Regalwood Global Energy files for a $300 million IPO

    Regalwood Global Energy, a blank check company formed by Carlyle to acquire an energy business, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering.

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  • September 27, 2017

    Blank check company Mosaic Acquisition sets terms for $300 million IPO

    Mosaic Acquisition, a blank check company formed by Fortress and the Executive Chairman of Spectrum Brands, filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $300 million in an initial public offering.

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  • September 20, 2017

    Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition, Inc. Completes $50,000,000 Initial Public Offering

    Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition, Inc. (Nasdaq: DOTAU) ("Draper Oakwood" or the "Company"), a company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, today announced the closing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000...

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