HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 35,000,000 units. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $350,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.
The Company’s units began trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “KAACU” on March 30, 2017. Each unit consists of one share of the Company's Class A common stock and one-third of one warrant. Each whole warrant is exercisable to purchase one share of the Company’s Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on NASDAQ under the symbols “KAAC” and “KAACW,” respectively.
Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp. was formed 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 Company intends to focus its search for a target business in the energy industry.
Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC served as joint book-running managers for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 5,250,000 additional units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by telephone at (800) 831-9146; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn.: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com, tel: (800) 503-4611; and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10010, or by telephone at +1 (800) 221-1037, or by email at email@example.com.
A registration statement relating to the securities has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 29, 2017. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, 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.
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds thereof. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the Company's offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.