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Progress Acquisition Corp. - PGRW

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 170.4M
Average Volume: 35.6K
52W Range: $9.45 - $10.54
Weekly %: -0.10%
Monthly %: -0.10%
Inst Owners: 43


Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 292
Unit composition:
Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 12500000.0M


Our current directors and executive officers are as follows: Name Age Title Carl E. Vogel 63 Non-Executive Chairman Nominee Warren Schlichting 59 Chief Executive Officer and Director Richard Gallagher 53 Chief Financial Officer David Arslanian 43 President Sanjay Puri 51 Director Chris Kelly 50 Non-Executive Vice Chairman Rich Battista 56 Director Luisa Ingargiola 53 Director Nominee Carl E. Vogel, who will serve as our Chairman as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, currently serves as an industry advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, an American global investment company. Since May 2005, Mr. Vogel has served on the board of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), a direct-broadcast satellite provider, and is currently the senior advisor to the Chairman. Mr. Vogel served as the President of DISH from September 2006 to February 2008 and served as Vice Chairman from June 2005 to March 2009. From October 2007 to March 2009, Mr. Vogel served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of, and as a Senior Advisor to, EchoStar, a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Vogel served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR), a publicly-traded company providing cable television and broadband services to approximately six million customers. Prior to joining Charter, Mr. Vogel worked as an executive officer in various capacities for companies affiliated with Liberty Media Corporation from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Vogel was an executive officer of DISH from 1994 to 1997, including serving as its President from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Vogel is also currently serving on the boards of directors of Shaw Communications Inc. (which he joined in 2006), Universal Electronics, Inc. (which he joined in 2009), Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (which he joined in 2011), and AMC Networks Inc. (which he joined in 2013). Mr. Vogel previously served on the board of directors of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., NextWave Wireless Inc., and ICG Communications, Inc. Mr. Vogel previously served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Primestar Inc., a national provider of subscription television services. Mr. Vogel was the former Non-Executive Chairman of Fanduel Group from November 2017 to October 2018 and a member of the board of directors until October 2019. He received his B.S. from St. Norbert College. We believe Mr. Vogel’s qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive advisory, capital markets and operational experience. Warren Schlichting has been our Chief Executive Officer and a director since our inception. Warren Schlichting, is veteran in the pay TV industry, with special expertise in OTT and streaming television. Currently, Mr. Schlichting sits on the board of directors of a number of charitable and private companies and serves as an advisor and investor in the media industry. From December 2017 to June 2020, he served as Group President of Sling TV LLC, an American streaming television service and subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), where he oversaw acquisition and renewal deals for all programming content and advertising sales for DISH and Sling TV. Between September 2011 and December 2017, Mr. Schlichting held a number of executive positions at DISH, a direct-broadcast satellite provider, including head of DISH’s Media Sales & Data Analytics division, where he launched household addressable advertising using set-top box ad insertion, a first for the industry. Beginning in 2014, he led television content acquisitions for both DISH and Sling as Senior Vice President of Programming & Media Sales and led DISH’s satellite pay TV marketing team in 2016. Mr. Schlichting served as Senior Vice President of New Business Strategies at Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) from 2002 to 2011. Before joining Comcast, he was Chief Executive Officer of the internet ad technology company Hiwire and served in executive positions for Morgan Stanley and the William E. Simon private equity group. Mr. Schlichting is a current advisor to Konvoy Ventures, an esports venture capital fund, and serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Mr. Schlichting earned an Economics degree from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Schlichting’s qualifications to serve on our board include his knowledge and expertise in the media industry, including direct-to-consumer (DTC), OTT, and network carriage. 70 Table of Contents Richard Gallagher has been our Chief Financial Officer since our inception and was one of our directors until November 2020. Mr. Gallagher has served as Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Progress Partner from December 2014. He has extensive senior management experience working with various stages of companies. Mr. Gallagher has also been a Partner at Progress Ventures, an early-stage venture investment firm and the venture capital arm of Progress Partners, since December 2014. Throughout his career, Mr. Gallagher has provided strategic, business, financial and operating leadership to start-up enterprises, Fortune 1000 companies, publicly traded companies, private companies, and high growth venture capital backed entities with an industry emphasis on media and marketing. Mr. Gallagher has completed over a billion dollars worth of acquisitions, from sourcing to integration. Mr. Gallagher has co-founded three start-ups, having raised an aggregate of $35 million for such start-ups and guided them all to liquidity events, including one IPO. Rick has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Chris Kelly, one of our directors since inception, is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with an extensive track record of building innovative companies. Mr. Kelly is currently an active investor in companies seeking transformational improvements in technology, media, and finance. From September 2005 to August 2009, he served as the first Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, and Head of Global Public Policy for Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB). In 2010, Mr. Kelly left Facebook to pursue the 2010 Democratic nomination for Attorney General of California. In 2011, Mr. Kelly partnered with filmmaker Hooman Khalili to produce Olive, the first full-length feature film to be shot entirely on a cellular phone, and to establish the ownership entity for that film, Olive Picture LLC. From 2010 to 2017, Mr. Kelly served as a Director and Vice Chair of Loyal3, an online stock brokerage service designed to allow fee-free trading and broader ownership of securities. From 2011 to 2020, Mr. Kelly was a limited partner in Preferred Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on investments in the entertainment industry. From September 2014 to October 2018, Mr. Kelly served as Chairman of MoviePass, Inc., a subscription based movie ticketing service. From August 2011 to December 2018, he served as Chair and interim Chief Executive Officer of Fandor, a subscription film viewing service and social video sharing platform. From May 2011 to February 2019, he served as Chair and interim Chief Executive Officer of Organizer Inc., a cloud-based mobile solution to enable organizations to engage, inform and influence target communities for political activism. Mr. Kelly has been co-owner and executive board member of the Sacramento Kings of the NBA since May 2013, contributing his expertise in technology and management to basketball operations and the development of the Golden1 Center, Downtown Commons, and other real estate assets. He received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University magna cum laude in Government and Philosophy and was named to Phi Beta Kappa, a master’s degree from Yale University, and his law degree from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Kelly’s qualifications to serve on our board include his long-standing track record as an entrepreneur and attorney, particularly in technology, media and finance. Rich Battista, one of our directors since inception, is a 30-year veteran of the entertainment and media industry, successfully building, managing and transforming various businesses and companies as a Chief Executive Officer and senior leader in the public and private markets. Currently, Mr. Battista is a board member, advisor and investor in the media and digital technology spaces. Mr. Battista has served on the Board of Directors of The Great Courses by the Teaching Company, a developer and marketer of content for personal development and learning, since November 2018. He has also served on the board of the MLB Players, Inc. since July 2019, on the board of Production Resource Group, LLC, a provider of entertainment and event production solutions, since October of 2020 and has been an advisory board member of Ontic Technologies, a protective intelligence software platform, since April 2020. In 2015, he joined Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from September 2016 to January 2018, ultimately overseeing its $2.8 billion sale. During the periods between 1990 to 1999 and 2001 to 2010, Mr. Battista held a variety of senior management roles at Fox/News Corp affiliated entities, including as President of Fox’s National Cable Networks from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Battista served as Chief Executive Officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. (NASDAQ: GMST) from 2004 to 2008, where he successfully directed its $2.3 billion sale. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer for Imagine Entertainment, Mandalay Sports Media and LodgeNet Interactive Corp. (NASDAQ: LNET), which filed a voluntary pre-packaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 27, 2013. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University with cum laude honors. We believe Mr. Battista’s qualifications to serve on our board include his substantial experience and track record in building and managing businesses, often within the nexus of media and technology, and deep experience and knowledge of the media industry. Luisa Ingargiola, who will serve as a director as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part, has served as Chief Financial Officer of Avalon GloboCare Corp. (NASDAQ: AVCO), a biotech developer and healthcare service provider, since February 2017. From May 2007 to October 2016, 71 Table of Contents Ms. Ingargiola served as Chief Financial Officer of Magnegas Corporation, an alternative energy company. She serves on the board of directors and audit committee chair of Electra Meccanica (NASDAQ: SOLO), AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: UAVS), BioCoreRX (OCTMKTS: BICX), and Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: VMAR). Prior to 2019, Ms. Ingargiola served on the board of directors of several public companies as audit committee chair. Ms. Ingargiola earned her BBA in Accounting and Finance from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. We believe Ms. Ingargiola’s qualifications to serve on our board include her knowledge of financial accounting, regulatory compliance and merger and acquisition transactions. David Arslanian, our President, joined Progress Partners Inc., an investment bank and corporate advisory firm, in January 2018 as managing director. He has extensive experience in tech, finance, and strategic partnerships. Prior to this, Mr. Arslanian held many C-level operating roles with various emerging tech companies in financial services and marketing. Most recently, he was vice president of corporate development and strategic partnerships at Telaria, Inc. (NYSE: TLRA), a software platform that optimizes yield for leading video publishers, which merged with The Rubicon Project, Inc. in April 2020 Mr. Arslanian is board member at Inanovate, Inc., a life sciences company that uses proprietary blood screening technology to develop reliable low cost blood tests for improved cancer diagnosis. Mr. Arslanian was, from August 2010 to February 2011, Chief Operating Officer of Rovion, Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 30, 2011. He is also a board member at innRoad, a software-as-a-service hotel management software solution. He received his MBA in Global Strategic Management from Babson College in 2006, and his B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Sanjay Puri, one of our directors since December 2020, has extensive experience as a founder, portfolio manager, financial analyst and banker. He joined Progress Partners in March 2020 as a managing director. Before joining Progress Partners, he founded 207 Consulting Inc., and most recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer at MoviePass, initially overseeing the company’s restructuring and eventual sale. Mr. Puri successfully launched and managed 2 investment funds in the TMT space as well as oversaw a portfolio of TMT stocks at Walker Smith Capital. He was previously an equity research analyst covering internet infrastructure, enterprise software, IT services and payment processor sectors at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Thomas Weisel Partners. Mr. Puri also spent time working in leveraged finance and principal investing at Paribas. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pepperdine University and M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. We believe Mr. Puri’s qualifications to serve on our board include his knowledge and expertise in investing, particularly within the TMT sector. Advisors The following are the biographies of our advisors, whose appointment will take effect as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Chris Legg, one of our advisors, has extensive experience working as a banker and venture capitalist with growth equity companies. He joined Progress Partners in 2013 as a senior managing director. Prior to joining Progress Partners, Mr. Legg held similar senior positions with Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Argo Global Capital, and Tandem Growth Equity. He earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from Queen’s University in Ontario. Mary Ann Halford, one of our advisors, has extensive experience in the media and entertainment industries. She joined Progress Partners as an executive in residence in December 2017. Ms. Halford served as a senior managing director at FTI Consulting from March 2012 to May 2017, where she oversaw the expansion of the firm’s global media and entertainment practices. She also previously served as the former executive vice president at Fox International Channels. Mary Ann holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mary Ann Halford earned a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University. We currently expect our special advisors to (i) assist us in sourcing and negotiating with potential business combination targets, (ii) provide business insights when we assess potential business combination targets and (iii) upon our request, provide business insights as we work to create additional value in the business or businesses that we acquire. In this regard, they will fulfill some of the same functions as our board members; however, they will not owe any fiduciary obligations to us nor will they perform board or committee functions or have any voting or decision-making capacity on our behalf. Our special advisors will also not be required to devote any specific amount of time to our efforts or be subject to the fiduciary requirements to which our board members are subject. They have no employment, consulting fee or other similar compensation arrangements with us. 72 Table of Contents Executive Compensation No executive officer has received any cash compensation for services rendered to us. Commencing on the date of this prospectus through the acquisition of a target business or our liquidation of the trust account, we will pay to our sponsor $10,000 per month for providing us with office space and certain office and secretarial services. However, this arrangement is solely for our benefit and is not intended to provide our officers or directors compensation in lieu of a salary. Other than the $10,000 per month administrative fee, the payment of consulting, success or finder fees to our sponsor, officers, directors, initial stockholders or their affiliates in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination and the repayment of the $300,000 loan made by our sponsor to us, no compensation or fees of any kind will be paid to our sponsor, initial stockholders, members of our management team or their respective affiliates, for services rendered prior to or in connection with the consummation of our initial business combination (regardless of the type of transaction that it is). However, they will receive reimbursement for any out-of-pocket expenses incurred by them in connection with activities on our behalf, such as identifying potential target businesses, performing business due diligence on suitable target businesses and business combinations as well as traveling to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses to examine their operations. There is no limit on the amount of consulting, success or finder fees payable by us upon consummation of an initial business combination. Additionally, there is no limit on the amount of out-of-pocket expenses reimbursable by us; provided, however, that to the extent such expenses exceed the available proceeds not deposited in the trust account, such expenses would not be reimbursed by us unless we consummate an initial business combination. After our initial business combination, members of our management team who remain with us may be paid consulting, management or other fees from the combined company with any and all amounts being fully disclosed to stockholders, to the extent then known, in the proxy solicitation materials furnished to our stockholders. However, the amount of such compensation may not be known at the time of the stockholder meeting held to consider an initial business combination, as it will be up to the directors of the post-combination business to determine executive and director compensation. In this event, such compensation will be publicly disclosed at the time of its determination in a Current Report on Form 8-K or a periodic report, as required by the SEC. Director Independence Currently, Messrs. Kelly, Battista and Vogel and Ms. Ingargiola would each be considered an “independent director” under the Nasdaq listing rules, which 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. Our independent directors will have regularly scheduled meetings at which only independent directors are present. Any affiliated transactions will be on terms no less favorable to us than could be obtained from independent parties. Our board of directors will review and approve all affiliated transactions with any interested director abstaining from such review and approval. Audit Committee Effective upon the date of this prospectus, we will establish an audit committee of the board of directors, which will consist of Ms. Ingargiola and Messrs. Kelly and Battista, each of whom is an independent director under Nasdaq’s listing standards. Ms. Ingargiola will serve as chair of the audit committee. The audit committee’s duties, which are specified in our Audit Committee Charter, include, but are not limited to: • reviewing and discussing with management and

Holder Stats

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% of Shares Held by All Insider 0.00%
% of Shares Held by Institutions 61.09%
% of Float Held by Institutions 61.09%
Number of Institutions Holding Shares 43

Mutual Fund Holders

Holder Shares Date Reported Value % Out
AQR Funds-AQR Diversified Arbitrage Fd 83000 2021-06-29 807590 0.48
Fidelity NASDAQ Composite Index Fund 1598 2021-07-30 15564 0.01

Institutional Holders

Reporting Date Hedge Fund Shares Held Market Value % of Portfolio Quarterly Change in Shares Ownership in Company
2021-11-16 Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC 20,000 $200,000 0.0% +100.0% 0.411%
2021-11-16 Millennium Management LLC 41,176 $400,000 0.0% +11.5% 0.847%
2021-11-16 Citadel Advisors LLC 126,193 $1,240,000 0.0% 0 2.595%
2021-11-15 Rivernorth Capital Management LLC 49,998 $490,000 0.0% 0 1.028%
2021-11-15 Berkley W R Corp 248,186 $2,440,000 0.2% +43.6% 5.104%
2021-11-15 Marshall Wace LLP 184,756 $1,810,000 0.0% 0 3.799%
2021-11-15 Hudson Bay Capital Management LP 742,759 $7,290,000 0.1% -0.4% 15.274%
2021-11-15 Dark Forest Capital Management LP 29,851 $290,000 0.1% 0 0.614%
2021-11-12 Periscope Capital Inc. 691,200 $6,750,000 0.2% +12.2% 14.213%
2021-11-12 Wolverine Asset Management LLC 290,253 $2,850,000 0.0% +6.8% 5.969%
2021-11-12 Magnetar Financial LLC 10,280 $100,000 0.0% 0 0.211%
2021-11-10 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 606,279 $5,950,000 0.0% +3.1% 12.467%
2021-10-28 Mizuho Securities USA LLC 73,500 $720,000 0.1% 0 1.511%
2021-08-17 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. 160,919 $1,570,000 0.0% 0 3.309%
2021-08-17 Millennium Management LLC 36,923 $360,000 0.0% 0 0.759%
2021-08-16 CNH Partners LLC 147,740 $1,440,000 0.0% 0 3.038%
2021-08-16 Owl Creek Asset Management L.P. 335,800 $3,270,000 0.1% 0 6.905%
2021-08-16 Alberta Investment Management Corp 25,303 $250,000 0.0% 0 0.520%
2021-08-16 Berkley W R Corp 172,812 $1,680,000 0.2% +40.7% 3.554%
2021-08-16 Fir Tree Capital Management LP 300,000 $2,920,000 0.1% 0 6.169%
2021-08-16 Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC 10,000 $97,000 0.0% 0 0.206%
2021-08-16 Linden Advisors LP 860,000 $8,369,999 0.0% 0 17.685%
2021-08-16 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 588,186 $5,720,000 0.0% +104.7% 12.095%
2021-08-16 Periscope Capital Inc. 616,200 $6,000,000 0.2% 0 12.671%
2021-08-13 Ancora Advisors LLC 50,072 $490,000 0.0% +4,072.7% 1.030%
2021-08-13 GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. 64,300 $630,000 0.1% 0 1.322%
2021-08-13 Gabelli Funds LLC 60,700 $590,000 0.0% 0 1.248%
2021-08-13 Glazer Capital LLC 64,442 $630,000 0.0% 0 1.325%
2021-08-12 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS 50,000 $490,000 0.0% 0 1.028%
2021-08-12 Bank of Montreal Can 349,970 $3,410,000 0.0% 0 7.197%
2021-08-11 Picton Mahoney Asset Management 230,000 $2,240,000 0.1% 0 4.730%
2021-08-11 Panagora Asset Management Inc. 2,646 $26,000 0.0% 0 0.054%
2021-08-03 Landscape Capital Management L.L.C. 16,403 $160,000 0.0% 0 0.337%
2021-05-18 Castle Creek Arbitrage LLC 724,498 $7,020,000 0.4% 0 14.898%
2021-05-18 Berkley W R Corp 122,812 $1,180,000 0.1% 0 2.525%
2021-05-18 Karpus Management Inc. 365,734 $3,520,000 0.1% 0 7.521%
2021-05-18 Radcliffe Capital Management L.P. 400,000 $3,870,000 0.2% 0 8.225%
2021-05-18 Jane Street Group LLC 152,673 $1,480,000 0.0% 0 3.139%
2021-05-17 Saba Capital Management L.P. 155,502 $1,510,000 0.0% 0 3.198%
2021-05-17 Polar Asset Management Partners Inc. 300,000 $2,920,000 0.0% 0 6.169%
2021-05-17 Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 287,382 $2,770,000 0.0% 0 5.910%
2021-05-14 K2 Principal Fund L.P. 100,374 $980,000 0.1% 0 2.064%
2021-05-14 Weiss Asset Management LP 349,970 $3,390,000 0.1% 0 7.197%
2021-05-13 Wolverine Asset Management LLC 197,716 $1,930,000 0.0% 0 4.066%
2021-05-05 Exos Asset Management LLC 60,000 $580,000 0.5% 0 1.234%
2021-04-19 Sanders Morris Harris LLC 31,500 $310,000 0.1% 0 0.648%

SEC Filings

Form Type Form Description Filing Date Document Link
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-11-22
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-11-18
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-09-09
10-Q 10-Q 2021-08-17
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2021-05-24
10-K ANNUAL REPORT 2021-04-02
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-03-12
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-02-25
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-02-18
SC 13G SC 13G 2021-02-18
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-02-12
424B4 PROSPECTUS 2021-02-10
3 2021-02-09
EFFECT 2021-02-08
3 2021-02-08
3 2021-02-08
3 2021-02-08
3 2021-02-08
3 2021-02-08
CERT 2021-02-08
8-A12B 8-A12B 2021-02-08
CORRESP 2021-02-04
CORRESP 2021-02-04
CORRESP 2021-02-03
UPLOAD 2021-02-02
S-1/A AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO FORM S-1 2021-01-26
S-1/A AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO FORM S-1 2021-01-26
DRS 2020-12-09