Fintech SPAC World Quantum Growth Acquisition Prices Downsized US$200 Million IPO

Blank check company World Quantum Growth Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: WQGA.U) went public yesterday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company is seeking to raise US$200.0 million through its initial public offering.

The offering consists of 20.0 million company units priced at US$10.00 per unit, a reduced figure from the company’s initial plan to raise US$300.0 million through selling 30.0 million units. Each unit is composed of one Class A common share and one-half 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 “WQGA.U” but once the securities are separated, the common shares and the purchase warrants will be trading on the Nasdaq big board under the symbols “WQGA” and “WQGA.WS”, respectively.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) serves as the sole underwriter for the offering. The company has granted the underwriter a 45-day over-allotment option to purchase additional 3.0 million company units, potentially bringing the offering proceeds to US$230.0 million.

The offering is expected to close on August 13, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The blank check firm is sponsored by Cayman Islands-based holdings company, World Quantum Growth Acquisition, led by former London Stock Exchange Group CEO Xavier Rolet KBE. The company believes that financial services and financial technology sectors present “attractive investment opportunities”.

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