HUB Security to Become Publicly Traded on Nasdaq Through Business Combination with Mount Rainier Acquisition Corp
HUB Cyber Security (Israel) Limited (TASE: HUB), a Tel-Aviv based developer of Confidential Computing cybersecurity solutions and services and Mount Rainier Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: RNER), a U.S. publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement. Upon closing of the proposed transaction, the combined company will operate under the "HUB Security" name and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol "HUBC."
HUB Cyber Security (Israel) Limited ("HUB") was established in 2017 by veterans of the 8200 and 81 elite intelligence units of the Israeli Defense Forces. The company specializes in unique Cyber Security solutions protecting sensitive commercial and government information. The company debuted an advanced encrypted computing solution aimed at preventing hostile intrusions at the hardware level while introducing a novel set of data theft prevention solutions. HUB operates in over 30 countries and provides innovative cybersecurity computing appliances as well as a wide range of cybersecurity services worldwide.
The Combined Company will have an estimated pro forma enterprise valuation of approximately $1.28 billion. Cash proceeds from the proposed transaction are expected to consist of up to approximately $176 million of cash held in RNER's trust (before any redemptions by RNER's public stockholders and the payment of certain expenses) and approximately $50 million attributed to the PIPE investment anchored by Israeli and American institutional and existing investors. Proceeds from the PIPE are expected to satisfy the minimum cash closing condition and will be used as working capital to support continued growth and to fund acquisitions.
HUB shareholders will retain 100% of their existing equity holdings and are expected to own approximately 81% of the Combined Company on a non-fully diluted basis immediately following the closing of the proposed transaction, assuming no redemptions by RNER's public stockholders. Founder & CEO Eyal Moshe will continue to own approximately 6% of the combined company on a pro forma basis, assuming no redemptions by RNER's public stockholders.
The board of directors of each of RNER and HUB approved the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction will require the approval of the stockholders of RNER and HUB, the effectiveness of a registration statement to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with the proposed transaction, and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022.
A-Labs Advisory & Finance Ltd. ("ALabs") and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. are serving as financial advisors to HUB, and ALabs is serving as sole placement agent for the PIPE. Latham & Watkins LLP and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz are serving as legal advisors to HUB. A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to RNER. Loeb & Loeb LLP and Sullivan & Worcester LLP (Tel Aviv) are serving as legal advisors to RNER.