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FT Partners Advises CompoSecure on its $1,206,400,000 SPAC Merger with Roman DBDR

Overview of Transaction

  • On April 19, 2021, CompoSecure, L.L.C. (“CompoSecure”), and Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”), a special purpose acquisition company, announced they had entered a definitive merger agreement
  • The transaction reflects a post-transaction enterprise value for the combined Company of ~$1.2 billion
  • The transaction included $175 million in private placement financing (1) led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and Highbridge Capital Management, among others
  • On December 23, 2021, Roman DBDR shareholders voted to approve the transaction, and on December 28, 2021, CompoSecure’s stock began trading on Nasdaq under the symbol “CMPO”

Significance of Transaction

  • CompoSecure is a world-class platform for next generation payment technology, security, and cryptocurrency solutions
  • CompoSecure provides some of the world’s largest financial institutions with innovative products that elevate their customers’ experiences
  • CompoSecure has a rare blend of technologies, expertise and team, that when combined with Roman DBDR’s Silicon Valley entrepreneurship, create a springboard to launch CompoSecure into the Digital Asset revolution and become a premier platform in the massive and rapidly expanding cryptocurrency and broader Digital Asset markets

FT Partners' Role

  • Financial Technology Partners and FTP Securities ("FT Partners") served as strategic and financial advisor to CompoSecure
  • This transaction builds on FT Partners’ expertise in navigating the unique process in selling companies to SPACs, and follows highly successful sales of FT Partners clients including Porch, Open Lending, REPAY, Payoneer and Forge

Note: Additional information about the transaction can be found in the Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC
1) Private placement financing consists of $130mm in exchangeable unsecured notes and $45mm in common stock