Genesis Unicorn Capital Corp. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise of Full Over-Allotment Option
Princeton, NJ - (NewMediaWire) - February 17, 2022 - Genesis Unicorn Capital Corp. (the “Company”) announced today the closing of its initial public offering of 7,500,000 units at $10.00 per unit (the “Offering”). Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. The underwriters exercised their over-allotment option in full for an additional 1,125,000 units on February 15, 2022, which closed at the time of the closing of the Offering. As a result, the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering, including the over-allotment, are $86,250,000, prior to deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, and other Offering expenses.
The units have been listed on the Nasdaq Global Market (“Nasdaq”) and began trading on February 15, 2022, under the ticker symbol “GENQU”. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “GENQ” and “GENQW”, respectively.
The Company is a newly organized blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The Company has not selected any specific business combination target and has not, nor has anyone on its behalf, initiated any substantive discussions, directly or indirectly, with any business combination target. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any business or industry, it intends to focus its search on the intersection of the healthcare and technology industries, specifically within the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC (“EF Hutton”), served as sole book-running manager for the Offering. Becker & Poliakoff LLP served as legal counsel to the Company. Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal counsel to EF Hutton.
The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained from EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC, 590 Madison Ave., 39th Floor, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Syndicate Department, or via email at email@example.com or telephone at (212) 404-7002.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) declared effective a registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities on February 14, 2022. A final prospectus relating to this offering has been filed with the SEC. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
This press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the Company's initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds thereof. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company's registration statement and final prospectus for the offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.
Genesis Unicorn Capital Corp.
281 Witherspoon Street, Suite 120
Princeton, NJ, 08540
Attn: Samuel Lui