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Legato Merger Corp. III Announces Closing of $201,250,000 Initial Public Offering

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Legato Merger Corp. III successfully completed its IPO of 20,125,000 units at $10.00 per unit, trading on NYSE American under the ticker symbol 'LEGT U'. Each unit includes one ordinary share and half a redeemable warrant. The company aims to target businesses in various industries such as infrastructure, engineering, construction, industrial, and renewables.
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The completion of Legato Merger Corp. III's initial public offering (IPO) represents a significant infusion of capital, totaling over $200 million. This is noteworthy for investors as the funds raised typically serve as a war chest for the company to pursue its stated objectives. In this case, Legato is aiming to engage in a business combination within the infrastructure, engineering, construction, industrial and renewables sectors.

The involvement of BTIG, LLC as the sole book-running manager, with Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC as co-manager, could be seen as a vote of confidence from reputable financial institutions. The full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option also indicates strong market demand for the offering. However, investors should be aware of the inherent risks associated with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) like Legato, which include the uncertainty of finding a suitable merger target and the potential for dilution if warrants are exercised.

Legato's focus on the infrastructure, engineering, construction, industrial and renewables industries taps into sectors that are currently experiencing growth and transformation, especially with increasing global emphasis on sustainable energy and infrastructure development. The success of this SPAC will largely depend on its ability to identify and acquire a promising company that aligns with these growth trends.

From a market perspective, the performance of LEGT U and subsequent tickers LEGT and LEGT WS will provide real-time feedback from investors regarding their confidence in the management team's ability to execute their strategy. The pedigree of Legato's management team, which includes individuals with significant industry experience, may instill investor confidence, but the market will ultimately judge the quality of the acquisition target and the terms of the deal.

Legato Merger Corp. III's IPO and the associated registration statement with the SEC underscore the legal and regulatory framework that governs public offerings. The availability of the prospectus and the effective registration statement are critical for investor protection, ensuring transparency and the disclosure of material information. Prospective investors should review these documents to understand the risks, especially those specific to SPACs, including the potential for loss if a business combination is not completed within the specified timeframe.

It is also important to note the legal stipulation that no securities are to be sold in jurisdictions where the offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of those jurisdictions. This highlights the importance of compliance with varying regulatory environments, which can impact the distribution and trading of the securities.

NEW YORK, Feb. 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Legato Merger Corp. III (the “Company”) announced that it has consummated its initial public offering of 20,125,000 units (including the full 2,625,000 units subject to the underwriters’ over-allotment option) at $10.00 per unit. The units were listed on the NYSE American Market (“NYSE American”) and began trading on February 6, 2024 under the ticker symbol “LEGT U”. Each unit consists of one ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. Only whole warrants are exercisable and will trade. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the ordinary shares and redeemable warrants are expected to be listed on NYSE American under the symbols “LEGT” and “LEGT WS,” respectively. 

Legato Merger Corp. III is a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region although the Company intends to initially focus on target businesses in the infrastructure, engineering and construction, industrial and renewables industries. The Company’s management team is comprised of Gregory Monahan, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Eric S. Rosenfeld, Chief SPAC Officer, Adam Jaffe, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Director, Brian Pratt, Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, David D. Sgro, Director and Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board, and Adam Semler and John Ing, each a Director of the Company. 

BTIG, LLC acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering, with Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC acting as co-manager.

The offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained, when available, from BTIG, LLC, 65 East 55th Street New York, New York 10022, Attn: Syndicate Department, BTIGSyndicateCoverage@btig.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and became effective on February 5, 2024. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the anticipated use of net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law. 

Contacts:
Gregory Monahan
Chief Executive Officer
Legato Merger Corp. III
(212) 319-7676


The ticker symbol for Legato Merger Corp. III on NYSE American is 'LEGT U'.

Legato Merger Corp. III initially focuses on target businesses in the infrastructure, engineering, construction, industrial, and renewables industries.

The key members of Legato Merger Corp. III's management team include Gregory Monahan (CEO and Director), Eric S. Rosenfeld (Chief SPAC Officer), Adam Jaffe (CFO, Secretary, and Director), Brian Pratt (Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Board), David D. Sgro (Director and Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board), Adam Semler, and John Ing (Directors of the Company).

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