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Cubs Owner, Raine Group Crew up for Marquee Raine SPAC

Posted on: November 28, 2020, 03:25h. 

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Chicago Cubs operator Tom Ricketts and undertaking cash agency Raine Team are making a unique function acquisition business (SPAC) that will focus on transactions throughout the sports activities universe, which include betting possibilities.

Marquee Raine
The Nasdaq sector web site in New York. Which is the place the Marquee Raine SPAC will checklist shares. (Graphic: Medium)

In an S-1 submitting with the Securities and Trade Commission (SEC), the functions uncovered the creation of a new blank-check out entity identified as Marquee Raine Acquisition Corp. The doc indicates the SPAC intends to offer 32.50 million units at $10 apiece in a proposed maximum supplying of $325 million. Blank-check out companies go general public and use the proceeds from that transaction to acquire an additional organization.

We have not selected any company blend target and we have not, nor has anyone on our behalf, initiated any substantive conversations, directly or indirectly, with any business enterprise mixture target,” in accordance to the S-1. “Although we are not confined to, and may perhaps pursue targets in, any field or geography, we intend to emphasis on industries that complement our sponsor’s and administration team’s qualifications in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (‘TMT’) and related spots.”

SPACs aren’t obligated to disclose the industries in which merger chances will be pursued, but divulging that information is an more and more common follow in 2020 as blank-test organizations are taking industries, these types of as electrical cars and gaming, by storm.

In most situations, SPACs have two decades to obtain a takeover concentrate on or risk liquidation. Marque Rain intendds to trade on the Nasdaq underneath the image MRACU.

Gaming on the Menu

Marquee Raine’s regulatory filing explicitly indicates the newly formed entity could pursue several gaming belongings, but there are no guarantees to that result.

The S-1 confirms the new blank-examine organization will concentrate takeover efforts on at the very least areas, together with “interactive enjoyment and online games, actual revenue gaming, digital media, athletics and athletics-enabled assets.”

Raine Team has earlier SPAC and athletics betting publicity as the enterprise firm was an early investor in DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG), an operator that went general public before this yr through a reverse merger with a blank-check out entity. The firm beforehand held a stake in video gaming terminal distributor Accel Entertainment.

Raine also has stakes in the Pacific Lacrosse League (PLL), on the internet arcade online games company Arcadia Gaming, Games 247, social gaming platform Mounting Tide Games, net video games service provider Super Evil Megacorp and esports business VY.

The undertaking investor has $3.3 billion in assets under management and usually focuses on corporations in the interaction expert services, media and engineering arenas.

Marquee Sports Holdings is led by Cubs operator Ricketts and other significant-rating executives from that franchise.

SPAC-tacular Time for SPACs

12 months-to-day, there have been 182 SPAC initial public offerings (IPOs) raising a blended $65.71 billion, according to SPAC Insider details. Both figures are data.

In 2020, the gaming sector is property to an array of blank-test transactions, equally verified bargains and providers hoping to get in on the action.

The bulk of that action is centered all around on the web casino operators, social gaming firms and sportsbook corporations. 1 blank-examine transaction involving land-primarily based casinos collapsed in July. With a current market capitalization of $19.68 billion, DraftKings stays the most significant gaming entity born out of a SPAC merger.

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