General Catalyst SPAC raises $300m for IPO

Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp, a blank check company formed by General Catalyst, has raised $300 million for its IPO after pricing its 30 million shares at $10 per share.

Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp, a blank check company formed by General Catalyst, has raised $300 million for its IPO after pricing its 30 million shares at $10 per share. The stock began trading May 18, 2021 on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “CPARU.” Goldman Sachs is the sole underwriter.

PRESS RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catalyst Partners Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC (“Nasdaq”) and will trade under the ticker symbol “CPARU” beginning May 18, 2021. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company and one-fifth of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and redeemable warrants are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the symbols “CPAR” and “CPARW,” respectively. The offering is expected to close on May 20, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company is a newly organized blank check company, formed by Dr. James I. Cash, Paul Sagan, Robin L. Washington, Evan Sotiriou, Kevin King, Kenneth I. Chenault, Ann Fudge, David J. Grain, Steven S. Reinemund, and Corey E. Thomas, for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities.

Although the Company will not be limited to a particular industry, it intends to invest in an innovator or innovators focused on building an enduring company in the enterprise software sector.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as lead bookrunning manager for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 4,500,000 units securities at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526, or by email at prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com. Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may also be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

A registration statement relating to the securities became effective on May 17, 2021. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a 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 jurisdiction.