Apollo-backed Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp goes public

Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp, a blank check company focused on the energy industry in North America, has debuted its IPO after pricing its 48 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading August 10, 2018 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SPAQ.U.” Citigroup Global Markets Inc and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are the lead underwriters. Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp is backed by Apollo Global Management LLC. 


Spartan Energy Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), led by Chairman Gregory Beard and Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Strong, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 48,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and trade under the ticker symbol “SPAQ.U” beginning August 10, 2018. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-third of one warrant, with each whole warrant enabling the holder thereof to purchase one whole share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, which is expected to be on the 52nd day after following the date hereof, the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols “SPAQ” and “SPAQ WS,” respectively. The IPO is expected to close on August 14, 2018.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the IPO, and a simultaneous private placement of warrants, to consummate the Company’s initial business combination.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and Jefferies LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc. are acting as co-managers for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 7,200,000 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 related to this offering may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Telephone: (800) 831-9146, or Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, Eleven Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, Telephone: (800) 221-1037, email: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.
A registration statement relating to the securities was declared effective by the SEC on August 9, 2018. 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.

The Company is a special purpose acquisition entity focused on the energy industry in North America and was formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, amalgamation, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company is sponsored by Spartan Energy Acquisition Sponsor LLC, which is owned by a private investment fund managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO).