Hyperfine, Inc., to be Listed on Nasdaq through a Business Combination with HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp.
Hyperfine, creator of the first U.S. FDA cleared portable MRI device, Swoop™, and Liminal Sciences, a medical device development company dedicated to non-invasive measurement of key vital signs in the brain, today announced their entry into a definitive business combination agreement with HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp.
HealthCor Management, L.P. and Catalio Capital Management teams bring decades of experience investing in private and public healthcare companies.
This transaction, upon closing, will mark the third public listing of companies founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg’s 4Catalyzer incubator via SPAC combination this year.
The transaction is supported by an oversubscribed $126 million PIPE with participation from leading institutional investors including HealthCor Management LP, Catalio Capital Management, Perceptive Advisors, Avidity Partners, Eldridge, accounts managed by ARK Investment Management LLC ("ARK"), Deerfield Management, and Bain Capital Public Equity, LP.
The business combination values the combined entity at a total enterprise value of approximately $580 million upon closing and is expected to position the combined entity with approximately $375 million of cash to drive the business through its investment phase and to positive cash flow, assuming no redemptions. The combined company’s estimated cash balance will consist of $207 million from the SPAC trust fund, $126 million from PIPE investors, and $66 million from the balance sheets of Hyperfine and Liminal, less $24 million transaction expenses.
Dave Scott will become President and CEO of the combined company. Mr. Scott has 25 years of experience building and leading teams across digital surgery, digital health ecosystem, surgical robotics, medical imaging, and diagnostic companies, including Apple, Verb Surgical, and Intuitive Surgical.
Scott Huennekens will become Executive Chairman of the combined company. Mr. Huennekens has decades of leadership, entrepreneurial, and investment experience across more than 20 medtech startup, growth, and public companies.
J.P. Morgan is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Hyperfine and Liminal. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is serving as legal advisor to Hyperfine and Liminal.
Jefferies LLC acted as financial advisor to HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. Jefferies LLC and Evercore Group L.L.C. acted as capital markets advisors and co-lead placement agents to HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. in connection with the private placement. Wells Fargo Securities also acted as capital markets advisor and placement agent to HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. in connection with the private placement. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Paul Hastings LLP are serving as legal advisors to HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. and the private placement agents.
Upon the closing of the business combination, HealthCor Catalio Acquisition Corp. will be renamed as Hyperfine, Inc., and the combined company’s Class A common stock is expected to be listed on The Nasdaq under ticker symbol “HYPR.”Read more