TRADING QUOTES 2:13 PM August 16, 2018
Total Public Proceeds at IPO ($mm): $300.0
% Held in Trust: 100.0%
$ Held in Trust per Unit: $10.00
Mgmt's Sector Expertise/Focus: Consumer Products
IPO Date: Jan. 17, 2018
Months to Complete: 24
Deadline Date: Jan. 17, 2020
Unit Structure (OMADU)
Share (OMAD): 1 Class A Ordinary Share
Warrant (OMADW): 1/2 Warrant
Public Warrant Terms:
Exercise Price: $11.50
Redemption Price: $18.00
Cash or Cashless Redemption: Mgmt's Discretion
Book-runner(s) and Lead Mgr(s): Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch
Co-Manager(s): I-Bankers Securities, Inc.
Fees (Upfront/Deferred): 2.0% / 3.5%
Issuer's Counsel: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Underwriter's Counsel: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Omar M. Asali, 47
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Asali has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of our sponsor since July 2017. Mr. Asali served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HRG from March 2015 until April 2017, as its President since October 2011 and as a director from May 2011 to April 2017. Mr. Asali was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of HRG, including M&A activity and overall business strategy for HRG and HRG’s underlying subsidiaries. Mr. Asali was directly involved in all of HRG’s acquisitions across all sectors, and he was actively involved in HRG’s management and investment activities. Mr. Asali was also the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Spectrum Brands and a member of the board of directors of FGL, Front Street Re Cayman Ltd. and NZCH Corporation (formerly, Zap.Com Corporation), each a subsidiary of HRG. Prior to becoming President of HRG, Mr. Asali was a Managing Director and Head of Global Strategy of Harbinger Capital. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2009, Mr. Asali was the co-head of Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund Strategies LLC (“Goldman Sachs HFS”) where he helped manage approximately $25 billion of capital allocated to external managers. Mr. Asali also served as co-chair of the Investment Committee at Goldman Sachs HFS. Before joining Goldman Sachs HFS in 2003, Mr. Asali worked in Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division, providing M&A and strategic advisory services to clients in the High Technology Group. Mr. Asali previously worked at Capital Guidance, a boutique private equity firm. Mr. Asali began his career working for a public accounting firm. Mr. Asali received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Accounting from Virginia Tech.
Bharani Bobba, 40
Mr. Bobba has 23 years of experience across operational consulting, private equity, and investment banking, primarily in the consumer and retail sectors. Mr. Bobba joined our sponsor in July 2017 where he is a Managing Director. Mr. Bobba works closely with other members of our sponsor team to identify investment opportunities. Before joining our sponsor, Mr. Bobba was at Genpact Limited, which is a consulting and outsourcing firm, for five years. Mr. Bobba had several roles including Senior Vice President with responsibility for strategy, M&A and other growth initiatives for the Consumer, Retail and Healthcare Business Unit. He was also the business leader and client partner in the Consumer Retail vertical, where he worked closely with the 3G Capital, Inc. team at Kraft Heinz. He also developed and grew large relationships at McDonald’s and Walgreens Boots Alliance in addition to his responsibilities of leading the business. Prior to joining Genpact in 2012, Mr. Bobba founded Baseline Partners, an investment firm focused on making private equity and public investments in illiquid small cap Indian companies which were poised for exceptional growth and returns on capital primarily in consumer and retail sectors. In addition to growth capital, he provided extensive operational support to portfolio companies, including taking on interim management positions. Prior to Baseline, Mr. Bobba worked at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in investment banking for 10 years where he advised on mergers & acquisitions and capital raising for many of the top Global Consumer Packaged Goods and retail companies. Mr. Bobba received an M.B.A. from Duke University and a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University.
William Drew, 35
Mr. Drew has been a managing director of our sponsor since July 2017. Mr. Drew most recently served as Vice President, Investments of HRG Group where he worked on numerous M&A and capital markets transactions and has experience in a number of sectors including housing and building products, energy, financial institutions, consumer products and services, and media. Prior to joining HRG Group, Mr. Drew was an investment analyst at Harbinger Capital Partners from 2006 through 2012, where he was responsible for long and short portfolio investments across a variety of industries and multiple products and asset classes including equity, debt, and structured products (primarily non-agency RMBS and CDO’s). Mr. Drew began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Media and Telecommunications Group of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. from 2004 through 2006. Mr. Drew graduated from Georgetown University in 2004 with a BSBA in Finance and a minor in Government.
Board of Directors
Thomas F. Corley, 54
Mr. Corley is currently the Global Chief Retail Officer and President of U.S. Retail Markets for Catalina, with responsibility for all of Catalina’s engagements with retailers globally. Mr. Corley previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Acosta, Inc. from January 2016 until December 1, 2016. While at Acosta, Mr. Corley oversaw the Sales and Foodservice divisions and worked to deepen consumer packaged goods clients and customer relationships, identify retail operating strategies and develop a differentiated sales organization. Prior to serving at Acosta, Mr. Corley served as an Executive Vice President of U.S. Sales and Foodservice at Kraft Foods Group, Inc. from October 2012 until July 2015. Mr. Corley served as an Executive Vice President and President of U.S. Retail Sales and Foodservice for Kraft Foods Group, Inc. since October 2012 and February 2013 respectively. Mr. Corley served as President of U.S. Sales for Kraft Foods Group, Inc. from October 2012 to February 2013. He has more than 30 years of industry experience with Kraft Foods Group and General Foods, including more than 15 years in Kraft senior leadership and sales roles with responsibility for customer collaboration, new business development, field sales commercialization, acquisition integration and organizational development. Previously, he led the U.S.Field Sales Organization and Walmart/Kraft Sales Organizations for Kraft Foods North America with global oversight for headquarter engagement and retail execution. His additional roles at Kraft included Vice President of Walmart/Customer Development Organization, Area Vice President, East Customer Development Organizations and Area Vice President of South Area Field Sales Organization. Mr. Corley received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Michael A. Jones, 55
Mr. Jones served as Chief Customer Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. from May 2014 through October 2016. In this role, Mr. Jones was responsible for store environment, merchandising, customer experience, marketing, strategy and research for Lowe’s U.S. stores operations. Prior to this role, Mr. Jones served as the Chief Merchandising Officer of Lowe’s Companies Inc. since January 2013. In this capacity, Mr. Jones was responsible for both domestic and global sourcing for the merchandising offering for Lowe’s U.S. stores, and U.S. pricing operations. Mr. Jones served as Head of Business Unit Americas and Executive Vice President at Husqvarna AB from June 2011 to January 2013. In this role, Jones led sales, service and manufacturing operations for Husqvarna’s North and Latin American businesses. Prior to this role, Mr. Jones served as Head of Sales and Service for North and Latin America at Husqvarna AB since October 2009. Mr. Jones served as the General Manager of Cooking Products within the appliances division of General Electric (“GE”) from June 2007 to October 2009. He began his career at GE in appliance builder sales, and held roles with increasing responsibility during his time at GE, including Chief Commercial Officer in Europe, Middle East and Africa and for GE Consumer and Industrial. He is currently on the Board of Johnson C. Smith University. Mr. Jones received a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from California Coast University in Santa Ana, California.
Robert C. King, 58
Mr. King served as the Chief Executive Officer of CytoSport, Inc. from June 2013 to August 2014. Prior to joining Cytosport, Mr. King served as an Advisor to TSG Consumer Partners from March 2011 to July 2013. Mr. King spent 21 years in the North America Pepsi system from 1989 to 2010 serving in various management positions. Notably, Mr. King served as an Executive Vice President and President of North America at Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (“Pepsi Bottling Group”) from November 2008 to 2010, with responsibility for all Pepsi Bottling Group business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. He served as the President of Pepsi Bottling Group’s North American business at Bottling Group from December 2006 to November 2008. Mr. King served as the President of North American Field Operations at Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. from October 2005 to December 2006. Before joining the North America Pepsi system, Mr. King worked in various sales and marketing positions with E&J Gallo Winery from 1984 to 1989 and with Procter & Gamble from 1980 to 1984. Previously, Mr. King has served as a director and advisor to CytoSport, Island Oasis Frozen Cocktail Co., Inc. and Neurobrands, LLC, a producer of premium functional beverages. Mr. King has been an Executive Advisory Partner at Wind Point Partners and Chairman of Gehl Foods, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners since May 2015. Mr. King has also served on the board of directors of (i) Exal Corporation, an Ontario Teachers Pension Plan portfolio company, since February 2017, (ii) Freshpet Inc. since November 2014, and (iii) Arctic Glacier, a Carlyle LLC portfolio company, since August 2017. Mr. King received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Fairfield University.