Figure Acquisition Corp. I’s $287.5 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised Figure Acquisition Corp. I on the deal while Paul Hastings, LLP advised Citigroup Global Markets Inc.Figure Acquisition Corp. I executed its $287.5 million initial public offering of 28,750,000 units. Each unit had an initial offering price of $10 and consists of one share of Class A Common Stock and one-fourth of one redeemable warrant. The units, the shares and the warrants are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Sponsored by Figure Technologies, Inc. and Ellington Management Group, LLC, Figure Acquisition Corp. I is a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) 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. It intends to focus its search for businesses in the financial technology and financial services sector.

The Davis Polk capital markets team included partners Derek Dostal (Picture) and Deanna L. Kirkpatrick, counsel Jennifer Ying Lan and associate Sumeet Sanjeev Shroff. The M&A team included partners Lee Hochbaum and Cheryl Chan and associate Daisy Wu. The tax team included counsel Ethan R. Goldman and associate Erin van Wesenbeeck. Associate Travis Triano provided executive compensation advice.

The Paul Hastings team that advised Citigroup Global Markets included partners Frank Lopez, Jonathan Ko, of counsel James Shea, and associates Will Peifer, Bianca Lazar, and Mercedez Taitt-Harmon. Douglas Schaaf and Amy Lawrence assisted on Tax matters, and Jacqueline May on FINRA matters.

Involved fees earner: Cheryl Chan – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Derek Dostal – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Ethan Goldman – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Lee Hochbaum – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Deanna Kirkpatrick – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Sumeet Sanjeev Shroff – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Travis Triano – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Erin van Wesenbeeck – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Daisy Wu – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jennifer Ying Lan – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jonathan Ko – Paul Hastings; Amy Lawrence – Paul Hastings; Bianca Lazar – Paul Hastings; Frank Lopez – Paul Hastings; Jacqueline May – Paul Hastings; Will Peifer – Paul Hastings; Douglas Schaaf – Paul Hastings; James Shea – Paul Hastings; Mercedez Taitt-Harmon – Paul Hastings;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Paul Hastings;

Clients: Citigroup Global Markets Ltd; Figure Acquisition Corp. I;

Martina Bellini

Author: Martina Bellini