FTI Consulting is handling Rocket Lab USA’s $777M merger with Vector Acquisition Corp. blank check company led by technology investor Alex Slusky, a former McKinsey consultant and Microsoft executive.

Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab provides end-to-end mission services for civil, defense and commercial markets.

The Long Beach, CA-based company has launch facilities in Virginia and New Zealand.

On Aug 23, it announced that NASA had given the green light for the Escapade science mission to Mars that will feature two of Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft.

Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck said the deal with Vector would “accelerate the ability to unlock the full potential of space through our launch and spacecraft platforms” with the support of public shareholders.

FTI Consulting’s Antonia Gray handles Rocket Labs, while Gasthalter & Co’s Nathaniel Garnick and Grace Cartwright work for Vector.