890 5th Avenue Partners Files Prelim Proxy on Buzzfeed Deal

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890 5th Avenue Partners filed an S-4 outlining terms of its proposed merger with digital media company BuzzFeed.

The SPAC has agreed to acquire BuzzFeed for approximately $1.23 billion. A shareholder vote date has not yet been published.

BuzzFeed in June said it plans to acquire Complex Networks – a global youth entertainment company – from Hearst and Verizon. The $300 million acquisition of Complex – consisting of $200 million in cash and $100M of BuzzFeed equity – is expected to close in the fourth quarter after the SPAC merger.

890 5th Avenue Partners has $288 million in trust. The merger transaction includes an additional $150 million in convertible note financing led by Redwood Capital Management and including CrossingBridge Advisors, Cohanzick Management, and Silver Rock Financial.

Though the origin of the SPAC’s name has not been confirmed by management, in the realm of superheroes the fictitious address 890 5th Avenue in Manhattan is the headquarters of The Avengers.

If approved by stockholders, the post-merger parent company will be known as BuzzFeed and would list on an exchange under BZFD. Read more.

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