Provident Acquisition Corp.’s $230 Million Initial Public Offering

Davis Polk advised Provident Acquisition Corp. on the deal.

Provident Acquisition Corp. executed its $230 million initial public offering of 23,000,000 units. Each unit had an initial offering price of $10 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant. The units, the shares and the warrants are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

The company is a newly incorporated special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed for the purpose of effecting an initial business combination, and intends to focus on consumption-focused companies with disruptive growth potential that have operations or prospective operations in Asia, with a particular focus on the technology sector in Southeast Asia.

The Davis Polk capital markets team included partners James C. Lin (Picture) and Derek Dostal and registered foreign lawyer Xin (Sheen) Xu. Associate Travis Triano provided executive compensation advice. Associate Brantley Hawkins provided 1940 Act advice. The tax team included counsel Alon Gurfinkel and associate Omer Harel.

Involved fees earner: Derek Dostal – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Alon Gurfinkel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Omer Harel – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Brantley Hawkins – Davis Polk & Wardwell; James Lin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Travis Triano – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Xin Xu – Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell;

Clients: Provident Acquisition Corp.;


Author: Michael Patrini