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Dallas, TX, Oct. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astro Aerospace Ltd. (OTCQB: ASDN) (the "Company" or "Astro") today announced the closing of the initial public offering of Parsec Capital Acquisition Corp. (“Parsec”) (NASDAQ: PCXCU), a special-purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) the Company has sponsored. Parsec is the first SPAC sponsored by Astro as a part of its strategy to capitalize on management’s differentiated ability to source and acquire businesses positioned for growth.
Parsec announced the closing of its upsized initial public offering of 8,625,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit, resulting in total gross proceeds of $86,625,000. Each unit consisted of one share of Class A common stock and one redeemable warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share.
"We are excited to offer a SPAC as a new vehicle to add value for our shareholders," said Chairman Bruce Bent. "Astro’s sponsorship exemplifies our belief in the continued growth of our industry and the industries adjacent to it.”
Parsec is led by President and CEO Patricia Trompeter, a veteran business leader with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions ($20B+), and over 18 years of executive leadership at top tier companies such as GE Capital. She is joined by Paul Haber, Chairman and Managing Director of Summit Bancorp Inc., bringing over 25 years of capital markets experience including the IPOs of 20 companies. Parsec is pursuing an initial business combination within the space economy, technology, and transportation industries, leveraging the significant industry expertise of its management team and four independent directors.
"We believe there is significant unrealized value among middle market of the aerospace, technology, and transportation companies,” said Ms. Trompeter. “Over the past year several multi-billion-dollar aerospace businesses have gone public through SPAC transactions, behind each of them exists many more innovative businesses with a strong foundation poised for rapid growth through the capital markets. Our team is dedicated to realizing this untapped value for our shareholders."
The units are now listed and trading on the Nasdaq Global Market (“Nasdaq”), under the ticker symbol “PCXCU”. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “PCX” and “PCXCW,” respectively.
EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC, is acting as sole book running manager for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,125,000 units 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 may be obtained, when available, from EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments LLC, Attn: Syndicate Department, 590 Madison Ave., 39th Floor, New York, New York 10022, by telephone at (212) 404-7002, by fax at (646) 861-4697, or by email at email@example.com.
About Astro Aerospace Ltd
Astro Aerospace is the developer of the world’s most advanced, autonomous, short haul, eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aerial vehicles.
Our mission is to make self-flying unmanned and manned vehicles available to anyone, at anytime, from anywhere, and to turn this new and exciting aircraft into a mainstream mode of transportation.
Our vision is “Flight Made Easy”.
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