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Kingswood's financials SPAC Kingswood Acquisition lowers deal size by 17% ahead of $125 million IPO

Kingswood Acquisition, a blank check company formed by Kingswood targeting the financial services industry, lowered the proposed deal size for its upcoming IPO on Friday.

The New York, NY-based company now plans to raise $125 million by offering 12.5 million units at $10. The company had previously filed to offer 15 million units at the same price. Each unit now consists of one share of common stock and three-fourths of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. Each unit previously contained one-half of a warrant. At the revised deal size, Kingswood Acquisition will raise -17% less in proceeds than previously anticipated.

The company is led by Executive Chairman Gary Wilder, who has served as Group CEO of Kingswood (AIM: KWG) and Executive Chairman of Kingswood US since 2019, and is a co-founding partner of Kingswood Property Finance. Wilder is joined by CEO and Director Michael Nessim, who has been the President of Kingswood US since 2020 and the CEO of Benchmark Investments since 2019. Kingswood Acquisition plans to concentrate its efforts on identifying businesses in the financial services industry with a focus on delivering differentiated financial services in the wealth management, financial advisory, and investment management sectors to the mass affluent and private client investor community.

Kingswood Acquisition was founded in 2020 and plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol KWAC.U. Oppenheimer & Co. is the sole bookrunner on the deal

The article Kingswood's financials SPAC Kingswood Acquisition lowers deal size by 17% ahead of $125 million IPO originally appeared on IPO investment manager Renaissance Capital's web site renaissancecapital.com.

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