Lakestar SPAC I SE / Key word(s): Capital Increase
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Lakestar SPAC I SE launches bookbuilding for up to EUR 275 million private placement and listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange and targets business combination with a European technology company
The Company, sponsored by an affiliate of Dr. Klaus Hommels, founder and chairman of Lakestar Advisors GmbH, was established for the purpose of acquiring one operating business in Europe in the form of a merger, capital stock exchange, share purchase, asset acquisition, reorganization or similar transaction (the "Business Combination"). The Company, led by Stefan Winners (Chief Executive Officer) and Inga Schwarting (Chief Investment Officer), plans to target a company in the technology sector with a focus on the sub-sectors software as a service, fintech, transportation and logistics, healthtech or deep tech. The target shall have an equity value of between EUR 750 million and EUR 4 billion which will be paid in new shares and/or in cash, including from the proceeds of a possible future private placement in connection with the Business Combination. The Company will have 24 months to consummate a Business Combination, plus an additional three months, if it signs a legally binding agreement with the seller of a target within those initial 24 months. Otherwise, the Company will be liquidated and distribute substantially all of its assets to its shareholders.
The Public Shares will be admitted to trading on the regulated market (regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (General Standard). The Public Warrants (ISIN: LU2290524383; LRSW) will be introduced to trading on the open market (Freiverkehr) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG). Trading of the Public Shares and Public Warrants is expected to commence on February 22, 2021.
As part of the transaction, the founders, comprised of the sponsor, an affiliate of Stefan Winners as well as Inga Schwarting, will acquire a shareholding in the Company equal to around 20% of the Company's outstanding shares following the private placement. The founders have agreed to a lock-up period running at least until the Business Combination, subject to customary exceptions.
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This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities. The listing of the Securities will be made solely by the means of, and on the basis of, a securities prospectus which is yet to be published. An investment decision regarding any securities of Lakestar SPAC I SE should only be made on the basis of the securities prospectus. The securities prospectus will be published promptly upon approval by the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)) and will be available free of charge on the Lakestar SPAC I SE website.
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Lakestar SPAC I SE
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