Capco Founder-Led SPAC Motive Capital II Prices Upsized US$300 Million IPO

Special purpose acquisition company Motive Capital Corp II (NYSE: MTVC.U) went public today on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is seeking to raise US$300.0 million through its initial public offering.

The offering consists of 30.0 million company units, an increase from the previous size of 25.0 million units, priced at US$10.00 per unit. Each unit is composed of one Class A common share and one-third of a purchase warrant. Each whole warrant is redeemable to purchase one common share at US11.50 per share.

The units will be trading under the symbol “MTVC.U” but once the securities are separated, the common shares and the purchase warrants will be trading on the New York-based big board under the symbols “MTVC” and “MTVC.WS”, respectively.

UBS Investment Bank and J.P. Morgan are acting as the bookrunners for the offering. The company has granted the underwriters a 45-day over-allotment option to purchase additional 4.5 million company units, potentially bringing the offering proceeds to US$345.0 million.

The newly-organized blank check firm is sponsored by fintech-focused investment firm Motive Partners. The latter’s founder and managing partner, Capco founder Rob Heyvaert, also serves as the SPAC’s chairman and CEO. On the other hand, the firm’s president is a former CEO of blockchain firm Digital Asset Holdings and a current industry partner at Motive Partners, Blythe Masters.

The firm is the second SPAC sponsored by Motive Partners. Motive Capital I conducted its IPO in December 2020 offering 41.4 million company units. In September 2021, it merged with private market platform Forge for a US$2.0 billion valuation of the combined company.

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