Rezolve to go public via merger with Armada acquisition corp
Rezolve, a leader in mobile commerce and engagement, announced today that it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Armada Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ: AACI) (“Armada”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company’s shares are expected to trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “ZONE”.
Rezolve is taking retailing into a new era of customer engagement with a proprietary mobile engagement platform. The Rezolve Platform is a powerful set of mobile commerce and engagement capabilities that provide mobile application vendors with a range of valuable commercial opportunities that can be realized without having to develop code, host operations or manage security. The Rezolve Inside SDK allows mobile application vendors to quickly deliver innovation for their consumers into existing or new mobile apps. Rezolve was founded in 2016, is headquartered in London, UK and has offices in China, India, Taiwan, Germany, Spain and Mexico. (www.rezolve.com).
The combined entity will receive approximately $150 million from Armada’s trust account, assuming no redemptions by Armada’s public stockholders, together with approximately $40m in additional investment proceeds. The proposed business combination values the enlarged Rezolve group at a pro forma enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion and a pro forma market capitalization of approximately $2 billion. The parties may seek additional debt or equity capital between today’s announcement and the consummation of the business combination.
Barclays and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are serving as financial advisors to Rezolve. Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B Financial Group, LLC is serving as the financial advisor to Armada. KPMG is acting as a financial and diligence advisor to Armada and as an accounting advisor to Rezolve. Taylor Wessing and Wilson Sonsini are representing Rezolve and DLA Piper LLP (US) and DLA Piper UK LLP are representing Armada Acquisition Corp. I as legal counsel for the transaction. Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Cohen & Company Capital Markets are acting as placement agents in connection with the PIPE offering. King & Spalding LLP is acting as legal counsel to the placement agents.Read more