NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ALUS.U) (the “Company”) announced today that it closed the issuance of an additional 3,750,000 units pursuant to the exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional units in connection with its initial public offering at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $37,500,000 and bringing the total gross proceeds of the initial public offering to $287,500,000.
The Company’s units are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and commenced trading under the ticker symbol “ALUS.U” on November 26, 2019. Each unit consists of one of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares and one-half of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants will trade and are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be traded on NYSE under the symbols “ALUS” and “ALUS.WS,” respectively.
BTIG, LLC acted as the sole book running manager for the offering and I-Bankers Securities, Inc. acted as co-manager for the offering.
Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public offering (as well as the exercise of the option to purchase additional units) and related private placements of warrants, $287,500,000 (or $10.00 per unit sold in the public offering) was placed in trust. An audited balance sheet of the Company as of November 29, 2019 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the initial public offering and the concurrent private placement (but not including the closing of the additional units described herein or the private placement on such date) will be included as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as counsel to the Company and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters.
The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from BTIG, LLC at 65 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022, or by email at email@example.com.
A registration statement relating to the securities became effective on November 25, 2019 in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. 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 anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given 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 prospectus for the 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.
About Alussa Energy Acquisition Corp.
The Company is a newly organized blank check company incorporated in the Cayman Islands for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any industry or sector, the Company intends to focus on businesses in the production, operation and development of crude oil and natural gas wells and related infrastructure. The Company has not selected any business combination target and it has not, nor has anyone on its behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with respect to identifying any business combination target.