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Sports SPAC Arctos NorthStar Acquisition files for a $275 million IPO

February 5, 2021

Arctos NorthStar Acquisition, a blank check company formed by Arctos Sports Partners targeting the sports, media, and entertainment sectors, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $275 million in an initial public offering.

The Dallas, TX-based company plans to raise $275 million by offering 27.5 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-third of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. The company may raise an additional $75 million at the closing of an acquisition pursuant to a forward purchase agreement with an affiliate of the sponsor. At the proposed deal size, Arctos NorthStar Acquisition would command a market value of $344 million.

The company is led by Chairman David O'Connor, a Managing Partner at Arctos Sports Partners and former CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSGS), and CEO and Director Theo Epstein, the former President of Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs and General Manager for the Boston Red Sox. Arctos Sports Partners founder Ian Charles serves as a Director. The company plans to target the sports, media, and entertainment sectors, focusing on sports teams, leagues, data & technology, digital infrastructure, and e-sports, among others.

Arctos NorthStar Acquisition was founded in 2020 and plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol ANAC.U. The company filed confidentially on January 15, 2021. Citi is the sole bookrunner on the deal.