Global Partner II Slates Vote Date on $493M Stardust Power Deal

Global Partner Acquisition II today filed a definitive proxy and called a June 18 meeting for shareholders to vote on the proposed merger with Stardust Power, a lithium battery producer.

Terms now call for the SPAC to issue 63,038,964 shares and 12,276,172 warrants to the target’s shareholders. The stock consideration is up from the previously announced 61,488,964 shares.

The transaction implies a $493 million pro forma enterprise value. An additional 5 million earnout shares would be available if financial targets are met.

A $50 million PIPE is expected to support the deal.

Stardust Power’s strategy is to become a leading domestic producer of battery grade lithium products.

A deadline extension approved by the SPAC’s shareholders last year led to redemptions that removed about $265 million from trust (close to 87%). At the same time, Global Partner II switched sponsor control under a plan in which Endurance Global Partner II was to loan up to $3 million in cash. The SPAC’s sponsor was then expected to issue an unspecificed amount of equity securities to Endurance. As part of that agreement, control of the sponsor was transferred to affiliates of Antarctica Capital Partners.

The SPAC’s CEO, Chandra R. Patel, is the founder of Antarctica Capital and has served as the managing partner of Antarctica Capital since 2010. 

Global Partner II initially announced plans last September to liquidate, then reversed course less than three weeks later, announcing a letter of intent with an unnamed target, which turned out to be Stardust Power. Read more.

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