NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Monocle Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that it closed its initial public offering of 17,250,000 units, which included 2,250,000 units issued pursuant to the full exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $172,500,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expense payable by the Company. Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the initial public offering and a simultaneous private placement of units to the Company’s sponsors, Monocle Partners, LLC and Cowen Investments II LLC, $174,225,000 was placed in trust.
The Company’s units began trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the ticker symbol “MNCLU” on February 7, 2019. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s common stock and one redeemable warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Company expects that its common stock and warrants will be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “MNCL” and “MNCLW,” respectively.
The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although it intends to focus on businesses in the aerospace and defense, industrial, and technology and telecommunications sectors. The proceeds of the offering will be used to fund such a business combination.
Cowen and Chardan acted as the joint book running managers.
The public offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Cowen, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at 631-274-2806, or by fax at 631-254-7140; or Chardan, 17 State Street, Suite 1600, New York, NY, 10004, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by telephone at 646-465-9000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 of the public offering. 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 Company’s offering filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Copies of these documents 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.
Eric J. Zahler
President and CEO
SOURCE Monocle Acquisition Corporation