AP Acquisition Corp’s $172.5 Million Initial Public Offering

Kirkland & Ellis and Maples represented AP Acquisition Corp in the transaction.

AP Acquisition Corp (NYSE: APCAU), a special purpose acquisition company associated with Advantage Partners, announced its NYSE IPO that raised $172.5 million. The listing took place on December 17, 2021.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC acted as book-running manager of the offering.

AP Acquisition Corp focuses on the de-carbonization and renewable energy sectors, with a particular focus in Japan/Asia (excluding Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) and European markets.

The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Christian Nagler (Picture) and Steve Lin and transactional and restructuring partner Jacqueline Wenchen Tang, with support from tax partner Anne Kim and associates Michael Alcan and Allison Bray, and capital markets associate Zifei Liu and registered foreign lawyer William Sun.

The Maples team included partner Matt Roberts and associate Rebecca Lee.

Involved fees earner: Michael Alcan – Kirkland & Ellis; Allison Bray – Kirkland & Ellis; Anne Kim – Kirkland & Ellis; Steve Lin – Kirkland & Ellis; Christian Nagler – Kirkland & Ellis; William Sun – Kirkland & Ellis; Jacqueline Wenchen Tang – Kirkland & Ellis; Rebecca Lee – Maples and Calder; Matt Roberts – Maples and Calder;

Law Firms: Kirkland & Ellis; Maples and Calder;

Clients: AP Acquisition Corp;