DraftKings Makes PIPE Investment in Horizon Acquisition

By Chris Wack

 

Horizon Acquisition Corp. said Thursday that Eldridge Industries LLC has entered into an agreement with DraftKings Inc. to make a private-placement investment in connection with the closing of the previously announced merger between Horizon and Vivid Seats.

The investment will be part of the previously announced private investment in public equity, or PIPE, financing for the transaction, with DraftKings assuming a portion of Eldridge's commitment.

The company said the closing of the investment is conditional on completion of the business combination between Horizon and Vivid Seats, which is subject to approval by Horizon's shareholders.

As part of the investment, Eldridge has agreed to provide DraftKings the option to sell its Vivid Seats shares to Eldridge on the business day following the first anniversary of Horizon and Vivid Seats' business combination closing at price of $9.77 a share, conditioned upon DraftKings continuously holding the Vivid Seats shares until such date and certain other terms and conditions.

 

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