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Cannabis SPAC Silver Spike Acquisition II files for a $250 million IPO

February 5, 2021

Silver Spike Acquisition II, the second blank check company formed by Silver Spike Capital targeting the cannabis industry, filed on Friday with the SEC to raise up to $250 million in an initial public offering.

The New York, NY-based company plans to raise $250 million by offering 25 million units at $10. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-fourth of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. At the proposed deal size, Silver Spike Acquisition II would command a market value of $313 million.

The company is led by CEO and Chairman Scott Gordon, the founder and CEO of Silver Spike Capital and the co-founder and Chairman of Egg Rock Holdings, and President and Director William Healy, the former President of Pantera Capital Management. The company plans to target the cannabis industry, as well as related industries such as consumer packaged goods, health & wellness, technology, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and brand management.

Management's previous SPAC, Silver Spike Acquisition (SSPK; +136% from $10 offer price), went public in August 2019 and has a pending merger agreement with cannabis tech platform WM Holding.

Silver Spike Acquisition II was founded in 2020 and plans to list on the Nasdaq under the symbol SPKBU. The company filed confidentially on October 1, 2020. Credit Suisse and Stifel are the joint bookrunners on the deal.