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FT Partners Advises Forge on its $2,000,000,000 SPAC merger with Motive Capital Corp.

Overview of Transaction

  • On September 13, 2021, Forge announced its merger with Motive Capital Corp.
  • Upon completion of the transaction, the combined company is expected to have a pro forma fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.0 billion (1)
  • Expected gross proceeds are $532.5 million, prior to the payment of transaction expenses and up to $100 million of cash consideration
  • The combination is further supported by a $50 million commitment under Motive Partners’ Forward Purchase Agreement and a $68.5 million PIPE anchored by ION Group’s $50 million commitment and contributions from Temasek and Adit Ventures
  • Forge’s digital platform streamlines liquidity for hundreds of unicorn issuers and thousands of institutional and retail investors from around the world
  • Leveraging its robust technology, operations and trust infrastructure, Forge delivers a suite of services that includes trading, custody, data and company solutions
  • Since inception, Forge has completed more than $10 billion in transactions in more than 400 private companies

Significance of Transaction

  • The confidence demonstrated by Motive Capital Corp, and other investors is a testament to Forge’s business model, management and market opportunity
  • Motive Partners intends to be a long-term strategic partner to Forge, accelerating growth and innovation in a market with substantial tailwinds

FT Partners' Role

  • FT Partners served as strategic and financial advisor to Forge
  • FT Partners previously advised Forge on its $150 million financing in May 2021, its merger with SharesPost in May 2020, its acquisition of IRA Services in October 2019, and its $70 million Series B financing in July 2018
  • This transaction highlights FT Partners’ deep domain expertise within Capital Markets Tech, as well as its successful track record generating highly favorable outcomes for high-growth FinTech companies globally

1) Assuming redemptions are no greater than $90 million by existing Motive Capital Corp shareholders