FGNAU = 1C + 1/2W
Trust = 10.25. $230.625 million will be deposited into a US trust account with Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company as trustee.
1W + $11.50. Call $18.
Term 24 months. Closed on 10/2/20.
PIPER SANDLER & THINK EQUITY: On October 14, 2020, the Underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment option and purchased an additional 1,275,000 Units (the “Over-Allotment Units”), generating gross proceeds of $12,750,000. In addition, on October 14, 2020, simultaneously with the sale of the Over-Allotment Units, the Company issued an additional 6,375 Underwriter Units to the Underwriters.
On October 2, 2020, FG New America Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 22,500,000 units (the “Units”). Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A common stock”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company (“Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $225,000,000. The Company has granted the underwriters in the IPO (the “Underwriters”) a 45-day option to purchase up to 3,375,000 additional Units to cover over-allotments, if any.
While we will not limit our search to any business segment, we will focus on a wide variety of companies across the InsureTech, FinTech, insurance (including insurance companies, insurance services, reinsurance, agents, insurance brokers, managing agencies, etc.), financial services, wealth, financial advisory, investment and asset management sectors.
Joseph Moglia has served as our Chairman since July 2020. Mr. Moglia is the Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade, Chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors and Chair of Athletics and Executive Advisor to the President at Coastal Carolina University. In 1984 Mr. Moglia entered the MBA Training Program at Merrill Lynch, where there were 26 people. 25 MBA’s and 1 football coach. By 1988, he was Merrill Lynch’s Number One Producer in the World. By the time he left, he had been a member of both the Institutional and Private Client Executive Committees, and his final responsibilities were all Investment Products, the Insurance Company, the 401(k) Business and the Middle Market Business. Prior to that, he was head of Global Fixed Income Institutional Sales and ran the firm’s Municipal division.
Mr. Moglia became the CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001, and when he stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009 he became Chairman of the Board. TD Ameritrade just announced that they would be acquired by Charles Schwab. The combined company with synergies should be worth $100 BILLION and has client assets of $5 TRILLION. When Mr. Moglia arrived, these numbers were $700 million and $24 Billion. He has served on the Boards of AXA Financial (2002 – 2011) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (1997 – 2002).
Larry G. Swets, Jr. has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since July 2020. Mr. Swets has over 25 years of experience within financial services encompassing both non-executive and executive roles. Mr. Swets founded Itasca Financial LLC, an advisory and investment firm, in 2005 and has served as its managing member since inception. Mr. Swets also founded and is also the President of Itasca Golf Managers, Inc., a management services and advisory firm focused on the real estate and hospitality industries, in August 2018. Mr. Swets has served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSXV: ICL) (formerly Kobex Capital Corp.), a publicly-traded investment firm since June 2016. In June 2020, Mr. Swets began serving as interim Chief Executive Officer of 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PIH), which intends to operate as a diversified reinsurance, investment management and real estate holding company. Previously, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE: KFS) from July 2010 to September 2018, including as its President from July 2010 to March 2017. Prior to founding Itasca Financial LLC, Mr. Swets served as an insurance company executive and advisor, including the role of director of investments and fixed income portfolio manager for Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company, a/k/a Kemper Insurance Companies.
D. Kyle Cerminara has served as our President and Director since July 2020. Mr. Cerminara has over 20 years’ experience as an institutional investor, asset manager, director, chief executive, founder and operator of multiple financial services and technology businesses. Mr. Cerminara co-founded Fundamental Global Investors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor that manages alternative investment funds, in 2012 and serves as its chief executive officer. Mr. Cerminara is also the co-chief investment officer of CWA Asset Management Group, LLC, a wealth advisor and multi-family office affiliated with Fundamental Global Investors, LLC, which position he has held since January 2013. Mr. Cerminara is a member of the board of directors of a number of companies focused in the reinsurance, investment management, real estate, technology and communication sectors, including BK Technologies Corporation (NYSE American: BKTI), a provider of two-way radio communications equipment, since July 2015, Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE American: BTN), a holding company with diverse business activities focused on serving the cinema, retail, financial and government markets, since February 2015, 1347 Property Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: PIH), which intends to operate as a diversified reinsurance, investment management and real estate holding company, since December 2016, Itasca Capital Ltd. (TSXV: ICL) (formerly Kobex Capital Corp.), a publicly-traded investment firm, since June 2016, and Firefly Systems Inc., a venture-backed digital advertising company, since August 2020.