Crescent Capital’s blank check company debuts IPO


Crescent Acquisition Corp, a blank check company formed by Crescent Capital Group LP, Robert D. Beyer and Todd M. Purdy, has raised $250 million for its IPO after pricing its 25 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CRSAU.” Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are the lead underwriters.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Crescent Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: CRSAU) (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 25,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) and trade under the ticker symbol “CRSAU” beginning March 8, 2019. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “CRSA” and “CRSAW,” respectively.

Crescent Acquisition Corp, formed by Crescent Capital Group LP, Robert D. Beyer and Todd M. Purdy, is a permanent capital vehicle formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any business, sector or geography.
Credit Suisse and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers and I-Bankers Securities, Inc. is acting as co-manager of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from Credit Suisse, Attn: Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: 1-800-221-1037, Email: [email protected] or from BofA Merrill Lynch, Attn: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Email: [email protected]

A registration statement relating to the securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on March 7, 2019. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

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