Black Rifle Coffee Company to go public via merger with SilverBox Engaged Merger corp
Black Rifle Coffee Company, a rapidly growing and mission-driven premium coffee company founded to support Veterans, active-duty military, first responders and serve a broad customer base by connecting consumers with great coffee and a unique brand experience, today announced its plan to go public via a business combination with SilverBox Engaged Merger Corp I (NASDAQ: SBEA), which is sponsored by SilverBox Capital and Engaged Capital , who have collaborated to create an alternative asset management platform. Once the proposed transaction is closed, the combined company will be named BRC Inc.
The transaction values the combined company, to be renamed BRC Inc. upon closing, at a pro forma enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion at $10 per share, representing approximately four times the Company’s projected 2023 revenues. The transaction is expected to place up to $225 million on Black Rifle Coffee’s balance sheet to accelerate the Company’s growth and will be funded by a combination of up to $345 million of cash held in the trust account of SBEA (assuming no redemptions of SBEA’s Class A common stock), and equity commitments totaling $300 million (the “Equity Commitments”) at $10 per common share from various accredited investors, including a $100 million commitment from Engaged Capital. The actual amount funded at closing from the investor group will be between $200 million and $300 million based on the amount of cash retained from SBEA’s trust account such that the total amount of capital available from SBEA at closing will be up to $545 million but no less than $300 million, which will satisfy the minimum cash condition in the business combination agreement.
William Blair is serving as Lead Financial Advisor, and BDT & Company, LLC is serving as Financial Advisor to Black Rifle Coffee Company. Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are serving as Lead Capital Markets Advisors, and Guggenheim Securities, LLC, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Truist Securities, Inc., D.A. Davidson & Co. and Telsey Advisory Group are serving as Capital Markets Advisors to SBEA. Kirkland and Ellis LLP is serving as legal counsel to Black Rifle Coffee Company. Paul Hastings is serving as legal counsel to SBEARead more