BlackSky Holdings Inc., a leading provider of real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring services, and Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, have entered a business combination that would result in BlackSky becoming a publicly listed company. It is expected that the post-closing company, BlackSky, will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol “BKSY.”
Osprey, which currently holds approximately $318 million in trust, will combine with BlackSky at an estimated pro forma enterprise value of $1.1 billion. Assuming no redemptions by Osprey’s existing public shareholders, BlackSky’s existing shareholders will hold approximately 62.6% of the fully diluted shares of common stock immediately following the closing of the business combination. The combined company expects to receive approximately $450 million in net proceeds, assuming no redemptions by Osprey’s existing public shareholders.
“This transaction fully funds our growth plans and accelerates our vision of providing our customers with a ‘first-to-know’ advantage. This is an important inflection point for our industry as commercial and government users demand access to real time information about the changes that matter most to them,” said Brian O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “With our high revisit rate constellation and our sophisticated analytics platform, BlackSky can address the market’s significant demand for real-time geospatial intelligence. We’re excited to partner with Osprey to accelerate our mission to support our customers’ critical needs.”
Credit Suisse Securities LLC is acting as lead financial advisor and as capital markets advisor to BlackSky, and Credit Suisse Securities LLC acted as lead placement agent and Moelis & Company LLC also acted as placement agents in connection with the PIPE offering. Moelis & Company LLC is acting as lead financial advisor and Union Square Advisors LLC is acting as capital markets and strategic advisor to Osprey. PJT Partners LP is one of BlackSky’s financial advisors and a placement agent with respect to this transaction. Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC is serving as legal advisor to BlackSky. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal advisor to Osprey. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is serving as legal advisor to Credit Suisse Securities LLC