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Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 25000000.0M
Our officers, directors and director nominees are as follows: NameAgePositionShawn Matthews54Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerJames Bond50President and Chief Financial OfficerJacob Loveless40Director NomineeSteven Bischoff64Director NomineeDavid Goldfarb64Director NomineeShawn Matthews has served as our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Matthews is a financial services excerpt and entrepreneur with more than 30 years of management experience in public and private corporations. Since January 2019, Mr. Matthews founded and has served as the Chief Investment Officer of Hondius Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. In such capacity, he is responsible for the overall success of Hondius Capital Management with a particular focus on managing all firm investments. From March 2009 until December 2018, Mr. Matthews served as Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., a leading financial services firm, where he was responsible for Cantor Fitzgerald’s risk taking businesses and strategic growth. Mr. Matthews also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. from March 2009 until December 2018. During his tenure at Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Matthews played a significant role of the growth of the company, with significant revenue and earnings growth during his tenure. In addition, while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Matthews founded and oversaw their sizeable SPAC business. Mr. Matthews also served on the Board of Directors of Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) from January, 2011 through December, 2013. Mr. Matthews received his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the Fairfield University Dolan School of Business and MBA from Hofstra University.James Bond has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Mr. Bond is a financial services excerpt and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of management experience in public and private corporations. Since January 2019, Mr. Bond founded and has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hondius Capital Management, an alternative investment firm. In this role, he is responsible for and oversees all business functions of Hondius Capital Management. From March 2009 until December 2018, Mr. Bond served as the Global Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., where he was responsible for all business operations. In addition, Mr Bond was also Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors, an SEC regulated RIA, and Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, a wealth management business. In his capacity as Chief Operating Officer, he was an officer or director of a significant number of the firm’s global businesses. Mr. Bond received his Bachelor of Science in Economic from the Boston College.Jacob Loveless will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Mr. Loveless is Chief Executive Officer of Edgemesh Corporation, a privately held technology firm he co-founded in 2016. Additionally, from 2016 to 2019, Mr. Loveless served as a board director for Perseus Telecom Ltd., a financial services-focused telecommunications company. As a board member, Mr. Loveless had an active role in the company's restructuring, growth, and eventual acquisition of the parent company by GTT Communications (NYSE: GTT) in 2017. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Loveless was the Chief Executive Officer of Lucera Financial Services LLC., a financial services technology firm providing exchange technology and private global network services to some of Wall Streets' largest firms. While at Lucera, Mr. Loveless led the initial design, development, and launch of an innovative distributed matching engine (U.S. Patent 2,0140,172,644). The global financial services firm BGC Partners (NASDAQ: BGCP) acquired Lucera in 2017. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Loveless served in various technology-focused roles at the financial services firm, Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., where he was a Partner. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Loveless was the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Data Scientific Corporation, whose customers included the U.S. Department of Defense. Data Scientific was acquired by Serena Software (NYSE: MFGP) in 2006. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Loveless served as the Director of Technology at Appian Corporation (NASDAQ: APPN), where he worked on large-scale projects for the 106 TABLE OF CONTENTSDepartment of Defense, including the Army Knowledge Online. Given his extensive experience in the financial services and financial services technology industries combined with a long history of developing and managing large-scale and cutting-edge technology ventures, we believe Mr. Loveless serves as a valuable addition to the board of directors.Steven Bischoff will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Mr. Bischoff is an Executive Vice President with Atlantic Home Loans, where he is responsible for the company’s strategic planning and operations. From 2010 through 2020, Mr. Bischoff was a Partner at NatAlliance Securities LLC., a broker dealer where he oversaw investment banking and asset management. He also served on the board of directors, which was responsible for oversight and the strategic direction of the business. Prior to these roles, his career included several senior management positions across trading, risk management, and operations. From 2003 through 2007, Mr. Bischoff was employed with Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was hired as the Head of Fixed Income Trading and subsequently promoted to co-COO of Capital Markets. From 1999 through 2003, Mr. Bischoff was employed with GMAC RFC, where he ran all capital markets trading and risk management. From 1992 through 1999, Mr. Bischoff was employed with Amherst Securities, where he was co-Founder and Head of Trading and Risk Management. We believe that Mr. Bischoff’s extensive experience in the financial services industry and his leadership skillset will be extremely additive as a member of our board of directors. David Goldfarb will serve as an independent director immediately upon the effective date of this prospectus. Mr. Goldfarb is the chief executive officer of Chauncey Advisors, a strategic advisory business, which he founded. He has over 35 years of experience in the financial services sector and has held senior leadership roles at several large global firms. Mr. Goldfarb began his career in 1979 at Ernst and Young in the firm’s Financial Services Practice. He was ultimately elevated to a Partner of the firm. During his 14 years at the firm, his clients included several leading investment banks and institutional investors. In 1993, Mr. Goldfarb joined Lehman Brothers, where he spent 16 years in various senior roles including Global Head of Principal Investing and Strategic Partnerships, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer. He was also a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Throughout his many roles at Lehman, Mr. Goldfarb was particularly focused on driving the strategic diversification and expansion of the firm’s global franchise through acquisitions, organic growth, and joint ventures. One example of these efforts was the acquisition of Neuberger Berman, a NY-based firm, which launched Lehman Brothers into the asset management sector. Mr. Goldfarb then spent 4 years as a Managing Director at LAMCO LLC, an asset management business responsible for the winddown of Lehman Brothers Holdings estate’s assets and operations. Mr. Goldfarb then joined Cantor Fitzgerald as a Senior Managing Director in 2012, where he was the Global Head of Asset Management and Business Development. In that capacity, he drove and managed the acquisitions of both an ETF strategist platform and an alternative fixed income platform. We believe Mr. Goldfarb’s vast experience in the financial services industry will make him an effective addition to the board of directors.Number and Terms of Office of Officers and Directors Our board of directors is divided into three classes, with only one class of directors being appointed in each year, and with each class (except for those directors appointed prior to our first annual general meeting) serving a three-year term. In accordance with Nasdaq corporate governance requirements, we are not required to hold an annual general meeting until one year after our first fiscal year end following our listing on Nasdaq. The term of office of the first class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Bond and Bischoff, will expire at our first annual general meeting. The term of office of the second class of directors, consisting of Messrs. Loveless and Goldfarb, will expire at our second annual general meeting. The term of office of the third class of directors, consisting of Mr. Matthews, will expire at our third annual general meeting. Prior to the completion of an initial business combination, any vacancy on the board of directors may be filled by a nominee chosen by holders of a majority of our founder shares. In addition, prior to the completion of an initial business combination, holders of a majority of our founder shares may remove a member of the board of directors for any reason. Pursuant to an agreement to be entered into on or prior to the closing of this offering, our sponsor, upon and following consummation of an initial business combination, will be entitled to nominate three individuals for appointment to our board of directors, as long as the sponsor holds any securities covered by the registration and shareholder rights agreement. 107 TABLE OF CONTENTSOur officers are appointed by the board of directors and serve at the discretion of the board of directors, rather than for specific terms of office. Our board of directors is authorized to appoint persons to the offices set forth in our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association as it deems appropriate. Our amended and restated memorandum and articles of association provide that our officers may consist of one or more chairman of the board, chief executive officer, president, chief financial officer, vice presidents, secretary, treasurer and such other offices as may be determined by the board of directors. Director Independence Nasdaq rules require that a majority of the board of directors of a company listed on Nasdaq must be composed of “independent directors.” An “independent director” is defined generally as a person other than an officer or employee of the company or its subsidiaries or any other individual having a relationship, which, in the opinion of the company’s board of directors, would interfere with the director’s exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. We have determined that Messrs. Loveless, Bischoff and Goldfarb are independent directors under Nasdaq rules and Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act. Because we expect to list our securities on Nasdaq in connection with our initial public offering, we have one year from the date our securities are first listed on Nasdaq to have a majority of our board of directors consist of independent members.Executive Officer and Director Compensation None of our executive officers or directors have received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date that our securities are first listed on Nasdaq through the earlier of consummation of our initial business combination and our liquidation, we will reimburse an affiliate of our sponsor for office space and secretarial and administrative services provided to us in the amount of up to $10,000 per month. In addition, our sponsor, executive officers and directors, or their respective affiliates will be reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with activities on our behalf such as identifying potential target businesses and performing due diligence on suitable business combinations. Our audit committee will review on a quarterly basis all payments that were made by us to our sponsor, executive officers or directors, or their affiliates. Any such payments prior to an initial business combination will be made using funds held outside the trust account. Other than quarterly audit committee review of such reimbursements, we do not expect to have any additional controls in place governing our reimbursement payments to our directors and executive officers for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with our activities on our behalf in connection with identifying and consummating an initial business combination. Other than these payments and reimbursements, no compensation of any kind, including finder’s and consulting fees, will be paid by the company to our sponsor, executive officers and directors, or their respective affiliates, prior to completion of our initial business combination. After the completion of our initial business combination, directors or members of our management team who remain with us may be paid consulting or management fees from the combined company. All of these fees will be fully disclosed to shareholders, to the extent then known, in the proxy solicitation materials or tender offer materials furnished to our shareholders in connection with a proposed business combination. We have not established any limit on the amount of such fees that may be paid by the combined company to our directors or members of management. It is unlikely the amount of such compensation will be known at the time of the proposed business combination, because the directors of the post-combination business will be responsible for determining executive officer and director compensation. Any compensation to be paid to our executive officers will be determined, or recommended to the board of directors for determination, either by a compensation committee constituted solely by independent directors or by a majority of the independent directors on our board of directors. We do not intend to take any action to ensure that members of our management team maintain their positions with us after the consummation of our initial business combination, although it is possible that some or all of our executive officers and directors may negotiate employment or consulting arrangements to remain with us after our initial business combination. The existence or terms of any such employment or consulting arrangements to retain their positions with us may influence our management’s motivation in identifying or selecting a target business but we do not believe that the ability of our management to remain with us after the consummation of our initial business combination will be a determining factor in our decision to proceed with any potential business combination. We are not party to any agreements with our executive officers and directors that provide for benefits upon termination of employment. 108 TABLE OF CONTENTSCommittees of the Board of Directors Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, our board of directors will have three standing committees: an audit committee, a nominating committee and a compensation committee. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of Nasdaq and Rule 10A-3 of the Exchange Act require that the audit committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of Nasdaq require that the compensation committee and the nominating committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Audit Committee Subject to phase-in rules and a limited exception, the rules of Nasdaq and Section 10A of the Exchange Act require that the audit committee of a listed company be comprised solely of independent directors. Upon or prior to the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish an audit committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Messrs. Loveless, Bischoff and Goldfarb. Each of Messrs. Loveless, Bischoff and Goldfarb meet the independent director standard under Nasdaq’s listing standards and under Rule 10A-3(b)(1) of the Exchange Act. Mr. Goldfarb will serve as Chairman of our audit committee.The audit committee is responsible for: •meeting with our independent registered public accounting firm regarding, among other issues, audits, and adequacy of our accounting and control systems; •monitoring the independence of the independent registered public accounting firm; •verifying the rotation of the lead (or coordinating) audit partner having primary responsibility for the audit and the audit partner responsible for reviewing the audit as required by law; •inquiring and discussing with management our compliance with applicable laws and regulations; •pre-approving all audit services and permitted non-audit services to be performed by our independent registered public accounting firm, including the fees and terms of the services to be performed; •appointing or replacing the independent registered public accounting firm; •determining the compensation and oversight of the work of the independent registered public accounting firm (including resolution of disagreements between management and the independent auditor regarding financial reporting) for the purpose of preparing or issuing an audit report or related work; •establishing procedures for the receipt, retention and treatment of complaints received by us regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or reports which raise material issues regarding our financial statements or accounting policies; •monitoring compliance on a quarterly basis with the terms of this offering and, if any noncompliance is identified, immediately taking all action necessary to rectify such noncompliance or otherwise causing compliance with the terms of this offering; and •reviewing and approving all payments made to our existing shareholders, executive officers or directors and their respective affiliates. Any payments made to members of our audit committee will be reviewed and approved by our board of directors, with the interested director or directors abstaining from such review and approval. Nominating Committee Upon the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, we will establish a nominating committee of our board of directors. The members of our nominating committee will be Messrs. Loveless, Bischoff and Goldfarb, and Mr. Loveless will serve as chairman of the nominating committee.The nominating committee is responsible for overseeing the selection of persons to be nominated to serve on our board of directors. The nominating committee considers persons identified by its members, management, shareholders, investment bankers and others. 109 TABLE OF CONTENTSGuidelines for Selecting Director NomineesThe guidelines for selecting nominees, which will be specified in a charter to be adopted by us, generally will provide that persons to be nominated: •should have demonstrated notable or significant achievements in business, education or public service; •should possess the requisite intelligence, education and experience to make a significant contribution to the board of directors and bring a range of skills, diverse perspectives and backgrounds to its deliberations; and •should have the highest ethical standards, a strong sense of professionalism and intense dedication to serving the interests of the shareholders. The nominating committee will consider a number of qualifications relating to management and leadership experience, background and integrity and professionalism in evaluating a person’s candidacy for membership on the board of directors. The nominating committee may require certain skills or attributes, such as financial or account