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Butterfly Network SPAC Merger: 14 Things to Know About BFLY Stock

Butterfly Network is going public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Longview Acquisition (NYSE:LGVW).

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Here’s what investors need to know about the Butterfly Network SPAC merger.

  • The deal will have Butterfly Network becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Longview before the company changes its name to Butterfly Network.
  • This will also result in LGVW stock changing from its current ticker to the new BFLY ticker.
  • The merger will give shareholders in Butterfly Network the right to receive shares of BFLY stock on a one-for-1.0383 basis per share.
  • It’s worth noting that SPAC merger values Butterfly Network at $1.5 billion
  • Once the merger is complete, Butterfly Network will have up to $589 million in gross proceeds.
  • That includes $414 million in cash currently held by Longview.
  • The remaining $175 million comes from a private investment in public equity (PIPE).
  • This PIPE is set at $10 per share and is led by Eldridge, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Glenview, Ridgeback, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, and UPMC Enterprises.
  • All in all, this should set the company up with $584 million in cash after the deal closes.
  • Once the deal is complete, current Butterfly Network shares holders will own 63.5% of the new stock.
  • Convertible noteholders will own a 2.5% stake, Longview investors will have a 20%, Longview sponsors will hold a 5% stake and PIPE investors will have a 9% stake in the company.
  • Butterfly Network is a company that focuses on the creation of ultrasound technology.
  • Its goal is to reduce the cost of ultrasounds and make them more readily available at cheaper prices.
  • Butterfly Network expects the SPAC merger to close in Q1 2021.

LGVW stock was up 20.6% as of noon Friday.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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