Brigade-M3 European Acquisition’s $250 Million Initial Public Offering

Latham & Watkins, Stibbe and Maples and Calder advised Brigade-M3 European Acquisition Corp on the deal. Linklaters advised Cantor Aurel and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe.

Brigade-M3 European Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Brigade SPAC Sponsor II LLC, with the strategic partner M3 Euro SPAC Sponsor I, LP, announced its successful US$250 million raise via a private placement of units.

The company was incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on Euronext Amsterdam for the purpose of effecting a business combination with an operating company with significant operations in Europe, which has positively benefited from a structural shift caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or has been negatively impacted by a temporary dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Latham team was led by London corporate partner Chris Horton (Picture), with London associates Haya Aftab and Tom Channing. Advice on U.S. securities laws and finance matters was provided by Austin corporate partner David Miller and New York finance partner David Hammerman; on funds matters by Washington, D.C. partner Amy Rigdon; on tax matters by London partner Karl Mah and New York partners Jiyeon Lee-Lim and Jocelyn Noll; and on regulatory matters by London partner Rob Moulton.

The Stibbe team included Pieter Schütte, Emilie Renardel de Lavalette, Floor van Schendel, Lizanne van der Hoeven, Suzanne Kröner-Rosmalen.

The Linklaters teams was led by partners Jason Manketo and Alex Harmse, and included Counsel Will Cresswell, junior associate Joris Knoll, senior US associate Scott James and US law clerk Ian Sholl.

The Maples and Calder team was led by Jack Marriott, Partner and head of the London Corporate practice, along with Of Counsel Christopher Oliver.

Involved fees earner: Haya Aftab – Latham & Watkins; Tom Channing – Latham & Watkins; David Hammerman – Latham & Watkins; Chris Horton – Latham & Watkins; Jiyeon Lee-Lim – Latham & Watkins; Karl Mah – Latham & Watkins; David Miller – Latham & Watkins; Rob Moulton – Latham & Watkins; Jocelyn Noll – Latham & Watkins; Amy Rigdon – Latham & Watkins; William Cresswell – Linklaters; Alexander Harmse – Linklaters; Scott James – Linklaters; Jason Manketo – Linklaters; Jack Marriott – Maples and Calder; Christopher Oliver – Maples and Calder; Suzanne Kröner-Rosmalen – Stibbe; Emilie Renardel de Lavalette – Stibbe; Pieter Schütte – Stibbe; Lizanne van der Hoeven – Stibbe; Floor van Schendel – Stibbe;

Law Firms: Latham & Watkins; Linklaters; Maples and Calder; Stibbe;

Clients: Brigade-M3 European Acquisition; Cantor Fitzgerald;