Hawks Acquisition Corp’s $200 Million Initial Public Offering

Paul, Weiss advised Hawks Acquisition Corp, while Latham & Watkins represented the underwriters in the offering.

Hawks Acquisition Corp (the Company), a special purpose acquisition company, has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units at a price of US$10.00 per unit. The units were listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the ticker symbol “HWKZ.U.” Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company and one-half of one redeemable public warrant. Each whole public warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock of the Company at a price of US$11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and public warrants are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “HWKZ” and “HWKZ WS,” respectively. 

BTIG, LLC and Mizuho Securities USA LLC served as joint book-running managers for this offering.

Latham & Watkins represented the underwriters in the offering with a corporate deal team led by Houston partner Ryan Maierson (Picture) and Los Angeles/New York partner Greg Rodgers, with Houston associates Ryan Lynch, Jessica Sherman, and Kirby Swartz. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Houston partner Bryant Lee, with Houston associate Marianne Standley. 

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partner Brian Janson and counsel David Curtiss; restructuring partner Jeffrey Saferstein; and tax partner Brian Grieve.

Involved fees earner: Bryant Lee – Latham & Watkins; Ryan Lynch – Latham & Watkins; Ryan Maierson – Latham & Watkins; Gregory Rodgers – Latham & Watkins; Jessica Sherman – Latham & Watkins; Marianne Standley – Latham & Watkins; Kirby Swartz – Latham & Watkins; David Curtiss – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Grieve – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Brian Janson – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison; Jeffrey Saferstein – Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison;

Clients: BTIG, LLC; Hawks Acquisition Corp; Mizuho Securities;