NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition, Inc. (Nasdaq: DOTAU) (“Draper
Oakwood” or the “Company”), a company formed for the purpose of entering
into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition or other similar
business combination with one or more business entities, announced today
that the underwriters of its initial public offering have exercised
their over-allotment option in full to purchase 750,000 units and that
the closing of the sale of such units has taken place. The option units
were sold at an offering price of $10.00 per unit, generating additional
gross proceeds of $7,500,000 to the Company and bringing total gross
proceeds of the initial public offering to $57,500,000. In connection
with the over-allotment option exercise, Draper Oakwood Investments,
LLC, the Company’s sponsor, and EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., the
representative of the underwriters, purchased additional units through a
private placement. Each unit issued in the over-allotment consists of
one share of Class A common stock, one half of one warrant, each whole
warrant to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of
$11.50 per share, and one right to receive one-tenth of a share of Class
A common stock on the consummation of an initial business combination.
EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. acted as sole book-running manager and I-Bankers
Securities, Inc. and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as co-managers
of the offering.
Of the proceeds received from the consummation of the over-allotment
option and the simultaneous private placement of units, $57,500,000 (or
$10.00 per unit sold in the public offering) was placed in trust.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, 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
A registration statement relating to these securities was declared
effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 14,
2017. This offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of
the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting
EarlyBirdCapital, Inc., 366 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor, New
York, New York 10017. Copies of the registration statement can be
accessed through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
About Draper Oakwood
Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition, Inc. is a blank check company
formed for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset
acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or other
similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.
The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not
be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although the
Company intends to focus its search on businesses in the technology
industry in North America.
Draper Oakwood is led by Executive Chairman Rod Perry and Chief
Executive Officer Aamer Sarfraz. Tim Draper is serving as senior advisor
to the Company.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” that are not
historical facts, and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected.
Words such as “expects”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “intends”,
“estimates”, “seeks” and variations and similar words and expressions
are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements relate to future events or future
performance, but reflect Draper Oakwood management’s current beliefs,
based on information currently available. A number of factors could
cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from
the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking
statements. For information identifying important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the
forward looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of
Draper Oakwood’s final prospectus for its offering filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as expressly required by
applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements whether as
a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Draper Oakwood Technology Acquisition, Inc.