Supernova Partners Acquisition Company Inc, a blank check company whose co-leaders include ex-Blackstone executive Robert Reid and Michael Clifton, a principal at Carlyle, has raised $350 million for its IPO after pricing its 35 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading October 21, 2020 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “SPNV.U.” J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Jefferies LLC are the underwriters.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Supernova Partners Acquisition Company, Inc. (“Supernova”) announced today the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 35,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.
Supernova is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. Supernova intends partner with an advantaged growth company that benefits from thematic shifts and tech-enabled trends, with large addressable market, competitive differentiation and a transparent corporate culture anchored in strong values.
Supernova is led by Spencer Rascoff, a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Hotwire, Zillow, dot.LA and Pacaso and who led Zillow as CEO for nearly a decade; Alexander Klabin, an investor and entrepreneur who co-founded Senator Investment Group; Robert Reid, an investor who worked for 21 years at Blackstone in its Private Equity Group; and Michael Clifton, an investor who was most recently a senior investment professional at The Carlyle Group.
The units will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and will trade under the ticker symbol “SPNV.U” beginning on Oct. 21, 2020. Each unit consists of one share of Supernova’s Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols “SPNV” and “SPNV WS,” respectively. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Jefferies LLC are acting as book runners for the offering. Supernova has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 5,250,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained, when available, from:
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Ave.
Edgewood, NY 11717
Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department
520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10022
Registration statements relating to these securities have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and became effective on Oct. 20, 2020. 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 an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.