SVAC files $300m IPO

Starboard Value Acquisition Corp, a blank check company backed by Starboard Value, has filed for a $300 million IPO.

Starboard Value Acquisition Corp, a blank check company backed by Starboard Value, has filed for a $300 million IPO. SVAC is planning on trading 30 million shares at $10 per share on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “SVACU.” UBS Securities LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Cowen and Company LLC are serving as the underwriters.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK – August 18, 2020 – Starboard Value Acquisition Corp. (the “Company” or “SVAC”) today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, consisting of one share of Class A common stock, one-sixth of one redeemable warrant, and a contingent right to receive at least one-sixth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. The Company has applied to list its units on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “SVACU.”

SVAC is a new blank check company incorporated 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 “Initial Business Combination”). The Company’s sponsor, SVAC Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), is an affiliate of Starboard Value LP.

While the Company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any industry or sector, it intends to focus on industries that align with the background and experience of its Sponsor and industry advisors. These industries include the technology, healthcare, consumer, industrials and hospitality & entertainment sectors.

UBS Securities LLC, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the final prospectus to purchase up to an additional 4,500,000 units to cover over-allotments, if any.

The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus, which forms a part of the Registration Statement. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the proposed offering may be obtained, when available, for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from UBS Securities LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, by email at ol-prospectusrequest@ubs.com or by telephone at (888) 827-7275; Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104, by email at syndprospectus@stifel.com or by telephone at 415-364-2720; and Cowen and Company, LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, by email at PostSaleManualRequests@broadridge.com, or by telephone at (833) 297-2926.

The Registration Statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, 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.