NEW YORK, Aug. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- I-AM Capital Acquisition Company (NASDAQ:IAMXU), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities, announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 units. The offering was priced at $10.00 per unit, resulting in gross proceeds of $50,000,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses payable by the Company.
The Company’s units began trading on The NASDAQ Capital Market (“NASDAQ”) under the ticker symbol “IAMXU” on August 17, 2017. Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s common stock, one right to receive one-tenth of one share of common stock upon the consummation of the Company’s initial business combination, and one warrant exercisable to purchase one share of common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the common stock, rights and warrants are expected to be listed on NASDAQ under the symbols “IAM,” “IAMXR” and “IAMXW,” respectively.
Maxim Group LLC acted as sole book-running manager and Chardan acted as lead manager for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as counsel to the Company and Loeb & Loeb LLP acted as counsel to the underwriters.
The public offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Maxim Group LLC, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174, Attn: Prospectus Department or by Tel: (800) 724-0761. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
A registration statement relating to the securities has been declared effective by the SEC on August 16, 2017. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
The Company, led by CEO F. Jacob Cherian and CFO Suhel Kanuga, is a blank check company, also commonly referred to as a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, or SPAC, formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The Company’s efforts to identify a target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although it intends to focus its search on target businesses with a connection in India.