Och-Ziff founder's SPAC Ajax I prices $750 million IPO at $10

Ajax I, a blank check company formed by Och-Ziff's Daniel Och and MSD Capital's Glenn Fuhrman, raised $750 million by offering 75 million units at $10, as expected. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and one-quarter of a warrant, exercisable at $11.50. 

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Ajax I is implementing a different economic structure than most SPACs by reducing its sponsor's promote to 10%, which it believes will create a competitive advantage in executing a deal.

The company is led be CEO and Director Daniel Och, founder and former CEO of Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital Management) and former Co-Head of US Equities Trading at Goldman Sachs, and President and Director Glenn Fuhrman, co-founder and former Co-Managing Partner at MSD Capital. The board is comprised of Kevin Systrom, co-founder and former CEO of Instagram; Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andme; Square co-founder Jim McKelvey; and Steve Ells, founder and former CEO of Chipotle.

Ajax I plans to target the internet, software, fintech, and consumer industries, focusing on companies with defensible business models, large and growing end markets, and superior unit economics.

Ajax I plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol AJAX.U. Goldman Sachs, Citi and J.P. Morgan acted as joint bookrunners on the deal.

The article Och-Ziff founder's SPAC Ajax I prices $750 million IPO at $10 originally appeared on IPO investment manager Renaissance Capital's web site renaissancecapital.com.

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