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NextGen Acquisition Corporation

NextGen Acquisition Corporation

Oct 19, 2020 by Roman Developer


ENTERPRISE VALUE: $1.45 billion

NextGen Acquisition Corporation proposes to combine with Xos, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles.

Xos developed its vehicles to meet the demands and extended life cycles of last-mile, on-highway and vocational vehicles. Xos believes it is well positioned to capitalize on the electrification of the $100 billion total addressable market for medium- and heavy-duty last-mile commercial electric vehicles. The Company’s more than 6,000-unit backlog of contracted and optional orders underscores robust market opportunities for Xos’ vehicle products.


  • The business combination values the combined company at a $2.0 billion pro forma equity value, at a price of $10.00 per NextGen share and assuming no redemptions by NextGen shareholders.
  • The transaction will provide $575 million of gross proceeds to the company, assuming no redemptions, including a $220 million oversubscribed and fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share anchored by Janus Henderson Investors, as well as a consortium of truck dealers led by Thompson Truck Centers.



  • $220 million fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share anchored by Janus Henderson Investors, as well as a consortium of truck dealers led by Thompson Truck Centers.



  • The Securityholder agrees not tosell, offer to sell, contract or agree to
    • (i)sell, hypothecate, pledge, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase or otherwise transfer or dispose of, or agree to transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, or establish or increase a put equivalent position or liquidate or decrease a call equivalent position, any shares of Common Stock of the Company (“Common Stock”) held by it immediately after the closing of the Transactions (the “Closing”), any shares of Common Stock issuable upon the exercise of options to purchase shares of Common Stock held by it immediately after the Closing, or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Common Stock held by it immediately after the Closing (the “Securities”),
    • (ii) enter into any swap or other arrangement that transfers to another, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of any of such Securities, whether any such transaction is to be settled by delivery of such securities, in cash or otherwise or
    • (iii) publicly announce any intention to effect any transaction until [180 days][two years]1 after the Closing (the “Lock-Up Period”).


Eligible Company Equityholder” means a holder of (a) shares of Company Common Stock as of immediately prior to the Effective Time or resulting from the Company Preferred Conversion, (b) Company Options as of immediately prior to the Effective Time or (c) Company RSU Awards as of immediately prior to the Effective Time.

  • During the period from the date of the Merger Agreement to the five (5)-year anniversary of the Closing (the “Earnout Period”), upon the occurrence of the volume-weighted average closing sale price of NextGen Common Stock being equal to or greater than $14.00, $20.00 or $25.00, in each case, for any ten (10) trading days within any twenty (20) consecutive trading day period, NextGen will issue to Eligible Company Equityholders shares of NextGen Common Stock equal to up to 10% of:
    • (a) the aggregate number of shares of NextGen Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately following the effective time of the Merger and
    • (b) the total number of shares of NextGen Common Stock issuable pursuant to the exercise, conversion or settlement of any Acquiror Options and the Adjusted RSUs issued and outstanding as of immediately following the effective time of the Merger, payable in three equal tranches.


As of the Closing the amount of cash available in:

  • (x) the trust account, after deducting the amount required to satisfy NextGen’s obligations to its shareholders (if any) that exercise their rights to redeem their NextGen Class A Ordinary Shares, but prior to payment of:
    • (a) any deferred underwriting commissions being held in the Trust Account and
    • (b) any transaction expenses of NextGen or its affiliates) (the “Trust Amount”) plus
  • (y) the PIPE Investment, is at least equal to or greater than $220,000,000.


  • if the Closing has not occurred on or before August 21, 2021


  • BofA Securities is serving as exclusive financial advisor to Xos
  • Cooley LLP is serving as legal advisor to Xos.
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as exclusive financial advisor and lead capital markets advisor to NextGen and as sole placement agent for the PIPE transaction.
  • Rothschild & Co is acting as additional financial advisor to NextGen.
  • Credit Suisse LLC is serving as additional capital markets advisor to NextGen.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal advisor to NextGen.


Executive Officers

Patrick T. Ford, 32
Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Mr. Ford has spent over a decade working in the financial services industry, including as Director of Investments of Glen Capital, which he joined in 2015. Prior to Glen Capital, Mr. Ford was Vice President of Chestnut Securities, Inc., where he advised healthcare, technology and industrial clients on equity and debt placements, M&A advisory, financial planning & analysis, valuation and tender defense. Mr. Ford is a CFA® charterholder and CFP® certificant. Mr. Ford holds a B.A. in Russian from Middlebury College.


Board of Directors

George N. Mattson, 54
Co-Chairman and Director

Mr. Mattson is an independent investor focusing on control investment in lower middle market companies. Mr. Mattson served as a Partner and Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group in Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from November 2002 through August 2012. Mr. Mattson joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 and served in a variety of positions before becoming Partner and Co-Head of the Global Industrials Group. Mr. Mattson serves as a director of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), where he is chair of the Finance Committee, a director of Air France-KLM S.A. (PAR: AF) and Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. Mr. Mattson holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory L. Summe, 63
Co-Chairman and Director

Mr. Summe is the Founder and Managing Partner of Glen Capital Partners LLC, a value-oriented investment fund. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Summe was the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Global Buyout at the Carlyle Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Summe was the Chairman, CEO and President of PerkinElmer, Inc., a global provider of products, services and solutions for the diagnostics, life sciences and applied markets which he led from 1998 to 2009. He also served as a Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Mr. Summe was with AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International, serving successively as the President of General Aviation Avionics, President of the Aerospace Engines Group, and President of the Automotive Products Group. Before joining AlliedSignal, he was the General Manager of Commercial Motors at General Electric and was a Partner with the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mr. Summe serves as a director of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Nasdaq: NXPI), the State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), Avantor Inc. (NYSE: AVTR), Ohana Biosciences, and the Pella Corporation. He chairs the Nominating & Governance Committees at NXP Semiconductors, State Street and Avantor along with the Strategy Committee at State Street and the Compensation Committee at Pella. He was previously the chairman of the board of directors of Freescale Semiconductor and Euromax International, and a director of Biomet Inc., TRW Inc., LMI Aerospace, Veyance, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADP). Mr. Summe holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky and the University of Cincinnati, and an M.B.A. with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is in the Engineering Hall of Distinction at the University of Kentucky.

S. Sara Mathew, 64

Ms. Mathew was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Dun & Bradstreet from 2010 to 2013. In this role, she led the transformation of the company into an innovative digital enterprise. Prior to her role as Chair and Chief Executive Officer, she also served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer where she initiated and managed the redesign of the company’s accounting processes and controls. Prior to her career at Dun & Bradstreet, Ms. Mathew spent 18 years at Procter & Gamble serving as CFO of the Baby Care and Pamper Products businesses and Vice President of Finance in Asia. Previously, she served on the boards of Shire Pharmaceuticals Limited, Campbell Soup Company and Avon. Ms. Mathew is currently serving as a director of Reckitt Benckiser Group and the State Street Corporation, and as the chair of the board of directors of Freddie Mac. Ms. Mathew received her undergraduate degree from the University of Madras in Chennai, India and holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jeffrey M. Moslow, 55

Since 2012, Mr. Moslow, in partnership with Mr. Mattson, has personally made control investments in lower middle market private industrial companies with a strategic focus on partnering with founders and management teams to provide capital and experience to drive organic and inorganic growth. Prior to 2012 Mr. Moslow was a partner at Goldman Sachs & Co. Over the course of his career he ran Investment Banking Services, which had oversight of the relationships of Corporate and Sponsor clients in the Americas. He also served on the Commitments Committee which had global oversight for reviewing underwriting for diligence and reputational issues. Mr. Moslow was also advisor to many companies across all industries, with an emphasis on Industrials. He serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including his alma mater, Tufts University where he is currently the Vice Chairman, chairs the Finance Committee and is a member of the Investment Committee for the endowment. He has also chaired numerous audit and risk committees for nonprofit organizations. Mr. Moslow holds B.S. degrees in Classics and Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School.

Josef H. von Rickenbach, 65

Mr. von Rickenbach is the Managing Director of stet vision LLC. He serves as Chairman of the Board at ZAGENO and also as a Director on the Board of Aileron Therapeutics. Previously Mr. von Rickenbach was co-Founder, President & CEO of biotech company Helio Vision, Inc., a Boston-based ophthalmic biopharma company developing a therapy for proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR). Helio Vision was merged into Aldeyra Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ALDX) in early 2019. Mr. von Rickenbach was co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of PAREXEL International Corporation. He took PAREXEL from its pioneering beginnings as one of the first clinical research organizations (CROs) in the early 1980s to one of the top three global biopharmaceutical services providers. He led PAREXEL through its IPO, multiple public offerings, and over 40 mergers and acquisitions during his 36 years at the helm of the company, expanding its services portfolio to meet changing client needs and market demand. Under his leadership, PAREXEL evolved to provide a comprehensive range of drug development services, including globally integrated clinical development, regulatory affairs consulting, commercialization services and information technologies that expedite time-to-market. In a “going private” transaction in 2017, PAREXEL was acquired for $5 billion by Pamplona Capital Management. Mr. von Rickenbach holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Lucerne University in Switzerland and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.