Abernathy MacGregor represents Jaws Acquisition Corp., the blank check company formed to gobble up acquisitions or to arrange mergers or other business combinations.
Launched by entrepreneur Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital alternative investment firm with $60B in hotels, real estate and oil and gas sector assets, and Joseph Dowling, CEO of Brown University’s $4B endowment fund, Jaws began trading on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this month.
Jaws, which is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, says it will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region in its acquisitions of target companies but has ruled out pursuing real estate, lodging or energy infrastructure assets.
The stock of the Miami Beach-based company trades at $10.97.
AbMac CEO Tom Johnson and senior VP Dan Scorpio work the Jaws business.