Romeo Power Technology and RMG Acquisition Corp. Announce Combination
Romeo Systems, Inc. (“Romeo Power”), an energy technology company, and RMG Acquisition Corp. (“RMG”) (NYSE: RMG), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Romeo Power becoming a publicly listed company. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will be named Romeo Power, Inc. and is expected to remain listed on the NYSE and trade under the new ticker symbol “RMO”.
Romeo Power is an industry leading energy technology company focused on designing and manufacturing lithium-ion battery modules and packs for commercial electric vehicles. Through its industry leading energy dense battery modules and packs, it enables large-scale sustainable transportation by delivering safe, longer lasting batteries with shorter charge times. The company has completed construction and development of a 7 GWh-capable manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, California, with state of the art manufacturing operations designed and scaled for high growth. Romeo Power’s core product offering serves the battery electric vehicle (BEV) medium duty short haul and heavy duty long haul trucking markets, as well as specialty trucking and buses. As the era of gas-powered vehicles continues to decline, Romeo Power’s mission is to be an industry leader in the electrification of the global transportation industry and to be the commercial electric vehicle energy provider of today and tomorrow.
The business combination values Romeo Power at an approximately $1.33 billion pro forma equity value. The boards of directors of both RMG and Romeo Power have approved the proposed transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, subject to, among other things, the approval by Romeo Power’s stockholders and satisfaction or waiver of the other conditions stated in the definitive documentation.
The private placement of common stock includes commitments from institutional investors as well as strategic investors The Heritage Group and Republic Services.
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor, and Paul Hastings LLP is serving as legal advisor to Romeo Power. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as lead financial advisor, Nomura Greentech Capital Advisors, LLC is serving as financial advisor, and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as legal advisor to RMG. Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC is serving as sole placement agent to RMG on the PIPE offering. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP is serving as legal advisor to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC.