PrimeBlock and 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II announce planned merger
Prime Blockchain Inc., a diversified infrastructure provider for blockchain technology that owns and operates a growing portfolio of proprietary data centers and crypto assets mining operations in North America, and 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: VCXA), a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by 10X Capital, today announced the execution of a definitive Business Combination Agreement.
PrimeBlock is a diversified infrastructure provider for blockchain technology that owns and operates a growing portfolio of proprietary data centers and crypto assets mining operations in North America. With community, sustainability, and performance serving as guiding principles, PrimeBlock aims to create social good and form bonds within the communities where it operates efficiently and sustainably.
Upon closing of the transaction, which values the combined company at an estimated enterprise value of $1.25 billion, former Goldman Sachs investment banking veteran Gaurav Budhrani will be CEO and the combined company is expected to list its stock on the NASDAQ stock market.
10X Capital and PrimeBlock have secured a $300 million committed equity financing facility from CF Principal Investments LLC, an affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
The Boards of Directors of PrimeBlock and 10X Capital have unanimously approved the proposed merger, which is expected to be completed in the second half of 2022, subject to regulatory approval, the approval of the proposed merger by PrimeBlock’s stockholders and 10X Capital’s shareholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.
Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is serving as capital markets advisor to 10X Capital and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC and Canaccord Genuity are serving as financial advisors to 10X Capital on this transaction. King & Spalding LLP is legal counsel to CF Principal Investments LLC in connection with the Committed Equity Facility. Latham & Watkins LLP is legal counsel to 10X Capital. White & Case LLP and Reed Smith LLP are each legal counsel to PrimeBlock. DLA Piper LLP (US) is legal counsel to Cohen & Company Capital Markets.Read more