Megalith Acquisition Corp: Focused on Financial Services and Fintech
Late Friday, Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp. filed for a $150 million SPAC IPO with a focus on the financial services industry as well as fintech businesses. Megalith is being led by Jay Sidhu, as Executive Chairman, and Samvir Sidhu, as CEO.
Jay Sidhu has had a long and well-known career in the banking and financial services industry, most notably as CEO of Sovereign Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: SOV) from 1989 until 2006. Under Jay Sidhu’s leadership, Sovereign grew from a $600 million banking institution with an IPO value of about $24 million to the 17th largest bank in the United States with a market capitalization of almost $12 billion.
Samvir Sidhu, who is Jay’s son, is also quite impressive. In 2010, at the ripe old age of 26, he founded Megalith Capital Management, a real estate investment company focused exclusively on New York City. According to The Real Deal, the firm has more than $1.2 billion in assets.
However, looking at this IPO’s structure, the warrant call for redemption threshold seems very high at $24, especially since this transaction is already offering a full warrant and 101% in trust ($10.10). I find that very curious given this management team’s names and background. Maybe we’ll see changes in further filings. Deal terms below.
Summary of terms are as follows:
- Focus: Financial Services/Fintech
- $10.00 unit comprised of one share Class A Common Stock + one Warrant
- Warrant call for redemption threshold: equals or exceeds $24.00 (cash or cashless exercise)
- 101% held in trust ($10.10 per share)
- 24 months to complete an acquisition
Chardan is sole bookrunning manager. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP and Graubard Miller are Issuer’s Counsel and Underwriter’s Counsel, respectively.