On May 25, 2017, Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation completed its initial public offering ("IPO") of $402.5 million of Class A restricted voting units on the Toronto Stock Exchange (including the exercised of the Underwriters’ over-allotment option). The Toronto-based company had initially planned to raise $225 million from the IPO and increased the offering size.
Alignvest Acquisition II Corporation is a newly organized special purpose acquisition corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario for the purpose of effecting a qualifying acquisition. Its sponsor is Alignvest II LP, a limited partnership of which Alignvest II Corporation is the general partner, and which is indirectly controlled by Alignvest Management Corporation, a leading alternative investment management firm that seeks to deliver risk-adjusted returns for its clients, which include pension plans, foundations, and ultrahigh net worth family offices.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP represented the underwriters (led by Scotia Capital and Citigroup) with a team consisting of James Brown, Shahir Guindi, Jeremy Brisset, Kai Sheffield, Rob Lando (Corporate), Tim Hughes, and Paul Seraganian (Taxation).