Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised a bank syndicate comprising Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Société Générale on the listing of I2PO, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC), on Euronext Paris.
I2PO is the first SPAC in Europe dedicated to entertainment and leisure and also the first to be co-founded and led by a woman. I2PO is sponsored by Iris Knobloch, Artemis – the Pinault family’s holding company – and Combat Holding. Its objective is to acquire one or several target companies with principal operations in the entertainment and leisure industry within the next 24 months.
The prospectus was approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on July 13, 2021. The offering includes a capital increase of €275 million. I2PO’s shares will be listed on the professional segment of the regulated market of Euronext Paris, with the first listing on July 20, 2021.
White & Case has advised as either issuer’s or underwriters’ counsel on all SPACs ever listed in France since 2016 – Mediawan, 2MX Organic, Accor Acquisition Company, Transition, DEE Tech and I2PO.
The White & Case team in Paris which advised on the transaction was led by partner Thomas Le Vert and included partner Max Turner, counsel Jean Paszkudzki and associates Isabelle Touré-Farah and Tatiana Uskova.
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