ADRAU 1C + 1/2 W
10.10 in trust. $101,000,000 or $116,150,000 if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full
2 years to complete.
focus our search for businesses that complement the experience of our directors and management team acquiring and operating businesses in the consumer products industry and related sectors, including those consumer industry businesses in the health and wellness, e-commerce, discretionary spending, and information technology sectors and related channels of distribution. Our goal is to consummate an initial business combination with a high-performing consumer products company valued between $150 million and $500 million.
Thomas Finke has served as a director of Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ), a global investment management firm, since December 1, 2020. From September 2016 to November 2020, Mr. Finke was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Barings LLC, a global financial services firm and a subsidiary of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (“MassMutual Life”). From December 2008 until September 2016, he was the Chairman and CEO of Babson Capital Management LLC (“Babson Capital”), also a subsidiary of MassMutual Life. In 2016, Mr. Finke led the merger of Babson Capital, Barings Asset Management Limited, and two other MassMutual Life subsidiaries to create Barings LLC. From December 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Finke also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for the MassMutual Life. He was appointed President of Babson Capital in August 2007. Prior to joining Babson Capital, Mr. Finke was a Managing Director and Co-Founder of First Union Institutional Management LLC (“IDM”), an asset manager and subsidiary of First Union Corporation, from September 1998 until June 2002. He was appointed President of IDM in March of 2001. Mr. Finke served on the boards of Barings Business Development Corp. (NYSE: BBDC), a business development company that primarily makes debt investments in middle market companies, since August 2018; Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH), a closed end fund that primarily invests in US and European high yield bonds, since October 2012; and Barings Capital Funds Trust since May 2013 until his retirement from Barings LLC in 2020. Mr. Finke received a Master of Business Administration from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. Mr. Finke is a member of the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors, the Executive Board of Charlotte Center City Partners, and the Investment Committee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte.
Martin A. Sumichrast, our Chief Executive Officer, has served as Chairman of the board of directors of cbdMD, Inc., a nationally recognized producer and distributor of consumer cannabidiol (CBD) products,since April 2015. Mr. Sumichrast served as the Chief Executive Officer of cbdMD, Inc. from September 2016 until July 2019 and as Co-Chief Executive Officer of cbdMD, Inc. since July 2019. Since 2012, Mr. Sumichrast has served as Managing Director of Washington Capital, LLC, a family office. In addition, since 2018 he has been the Managing Director over SFT1, LLC, a private investment company owned by a family trust. From September 2013 to June 2020, he served as a Managing Member of Stone Street Capital, LLC, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based private investment company. Mr. Sumichrast serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Barings Global Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. (NYSE: BGH) and the Barings Capital Funds Trust, Inc. From January 2015 until January 2016, he was also a member of the board of directors of Social Reality, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRAX) and served as a member of its audit committee.
Paul G. Porter, our Chief Financial Officer, has been a sole practitioner attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions, finance and business laws since January 2017. From April 2015 to January 2017, he served as the Managing Director of Stone Street Partners, LLC, a private equity firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was in charge of business acquisitions and other related legal matters. Prior to that, Mr. Porter served as a Corporate and Transactional Partner intermittently since the 1990s at McGuireWoods LLP, a national law firm. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1989. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 1986 and passed the Certified Public Accountant examination in the late 1980s. In addition, our management team consists of a diverse group of executive operators and seasoned investors, who bring significant operating experience, acquisition experience and relationships in the consumer products industry and related sectors.
Our board of directors also includes:
W. Tom Donaldson III, our director, has been the Founder and Managing Partner of Blystone & Donaldson since October 2018, a Charlotte, NC-based investment firm that focuses on middle-market companies. From January 2016 to December 2018, Mr. Donaldson served as an executive at Investors Management Corporation where he focused on investment decisions, managing risk and developing relationships with companies of interest. From around September 2013 to December 2015, he served as a Partner of Morehead Capital Management, LLC before it was merged into Investors Management Corporation in January 2016. From around June 2003 to August 2013, he practiced law as an associate and then a Partner at McGuireWoods LLP where he represented private funds and their portfolio companies in corporate governance, structuring and financing transactions and operating businesses in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Donaldson received his Master of Business Administration degree and Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University.
Frank Quintero, our director, has been the Principal of the Yucaipa Companies, LLC since July 2003, a Los Angeles, CA-based investment firm, where he is actively involved in deal origination, negotiating transactions, real estate development, public company proxy activism, investor relations and corporate communications. Mr. Quintero has served as a member of the Advisory Board of BioSig Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: BSGM), a medical technology company focused on advanced signal processing solutions for Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) operations, since April 2019. He has also served on the board of directors of Independent Sports & Entertainment, a U.S.-based sports agency, since January 2016. Mr. Quintero served as a member on the State of California Personnel Board in 2004. From February 1999 to June 2003, Mr. Quintero served as a Special Assistant to former Governor Gray Davis of the State of California, where he liaised with labor and businesses groups. Mr. Quintero served as a member of the board of directors of KPFK 90.7 FM, a California-based radio station, during 1997. Mr. Quintero received his Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dylan Glenn, our director, has been the Chief Executive Officer of KBBO Americas, L.P., the U.S.-based investment vehicle for the KBBO Group, a diversified investment company headquartered in the United Arab Emirates since December 2018. Since March 2020, Mr. Glenn has served as a Director of Intellicheck, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDN), a provider of authentication services for companies primarily in the area of financial services. From January 2005 to December 2018, Mr. Glenn served as a Senior Managing Director of Guggenheim Partners, a global investment and advisory financial services firm that engages in investment banking, asset management, capital markets services, and insurance services. From January 2003 to January 2004, Mr. Glenn served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia, responsible for all external affairs. From January 2001 to January 2003, Mr. Glenn also served in the White House in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant for President George W. Bush for Economic Policy. He was a member of the National Economic Council team from January 2001 to January 2003, advising former President Bush on various economic issues. He was one of the founders, as well as Chairman from 1990 to present, of The Earth Conservation Corps, a White House initiative under President George H. W. Bush that provides opportunity to at-risk youth through serious environmental conservation work. Since 2015, Mr. Glenn also serves as member of the Board of Directors for the American Action Network, a Washington-based “action tank” promoting pro-growth, limited government and strong national security and a Trustee of the Episcopal High School at Alexandria, Virginia and Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina. Mr. Glenn received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina.
Beatriz Acevedo-Greiff, our director, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Suma Wealth, a Los Angeles based Fin-tech company with the mission to help close the wealth gap for the Latino community since May 2020. She has also served as a Partner and board member of 9th Wonder Agency, an international marketing agency group since January 2019. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff has served as the Founding Partner of LA COLLAB since January 2020 along with Co-founder Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a non-profit organization with the goal to double Latino representation in Hollywood by 2030. She has also served as the President and Executive Director of the Acevedo Foundation, a family foundation with the mission to advance Latinos in the areas of entrepreneurship, education and economic mobility both in the United States and Mexico, since August 2018. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff served as the Co-Chair and President of MITU, Inc., a Los Angeles based company with a focus on Latino digital media entertainment from April 2012 to July 2018. She served as the Founder and President of HIP Entertainment Group, an Emmy Award Winning full-service entertainment company, from June 1995 to January 2016. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff has served on the boards of multiple organizations, including the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Committee since March 2019; Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization with a mission to train and support the formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people since March 2019; Latino Community Foundation, the largest giving circle philanthropic organization in California since January 2020; and PocketWatch, a digital media studio since July 2020. Ms. Acevedo-Greiff also serves on many advisory boards, including Anneberg Foundation’s Pledge LA, Delta Airlines, Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Tech Council & MEXLA, Latino Donor Collaborative and Encantos Media. She received a Bachillerato in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana 1988, a Marketing Communications degree from the University of California San Diego in 1990, a Stanford Graduate Business School Scaling Professional Certificate in 2019 and a Fin-tech Professional Certificate from Harvard Graduate Business School in 2020.