We are a new blank-check company, incorporated as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or companies.
Our sponsor is an affiliate of Simon Property Group, Inc. (“SPG”). SPG is a real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and is an S&P 100 company. SPG’s properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day, generate billions in annual sales and have allowed SPG to develop a tenant base of thousands of market leading brands. We are well positioned to identify and execute an acquisition with a company that will benefit from SPG’s industry expertise, access, scale and broad network of client and supplier relationships, which a financial sponsor could not easily replicate. We intend to utilize SPG’s relationships with and ownership of brands, retailers and operating businesses, and its broader network of connections in real estate, retail, finance, media, and entertainment.
We believe strongly that our sponsor and our management team can provide us with access to SPG’s extensive network of high-quality tenants, strategic corporate investments, partnerships and other relationships. We also believe that potential target companies will benefit from our management team’s market insights, operational leadership, industry expertise and support. We intend to identify innovative businesses with the potential to disrupt various aspects of the retail, hospitality, entertainment and real estate industries and make a transformative impact on in-person and/or online experiences. We expect that companies or assets we choose to target for our initial business combination will operate in an industry that will benefit from the experience, expertise and operating skills of our management team and SPG. The target will operate in a segment consistent with SPG’s vision of “Live, Work, Play, Stay, Shop”. We expect to be a new sponsorship pillar to SPG’s approach to investing in growing companies at the intersection of retail and technology that drive forward innovative consumer experiences.