Press Release

Kirkland Advises New Providence Acquisition Corp on business combination with AST & Science LLC

Kirkland & Ellis advised New Providence Acquisition Corp. ("New Providence"), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), in its business combination with AST & Science LLC ("AST SpaceMobile"), the company building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones. Upon closing of the transaction, AST SpaceMobile will become a publicly traded company, and it is expected that its common stock will be listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol "ASTS" upon closing the transaction.

Read the New Providence Acquisition Corp press release.

The team was led by corporate partner James Hu along with corporate partner Doug Ryder, capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Julian Seiguer and associate Chris Fox, and tax partners Jared Rusman and David Mannion. The team included corporate associates Bill Halaby, Tonna Onyendu and Jorge Toledo, capital markets associates Andrew Allen, Caleb Martin and Josue Medina, tax associate Grant Newman, IP litigation partner Ellisen Turner, tech & IP transactions partners Seth Traxler and Shellie Freedman and associate Michael Hemes, executive compensation partner Mike Krasnovsky and associates John Kleinjan and Anthony Ji, employee benefits partner Bob Zitko and associate Theodore Brown, labor and employment partner Richard Kidd and associates Jaclyn Schruhl and Anusheh Khoshsima, international trade and national security partner Mario Mancuso and associate Carrie Schroll, real estate partner Rob Miceli and associate Lisa Tran, environmental transactions partner Christian Semonsen, litigation partners Nick Niles and Mike Casey, antitrust partner Matthew Sinclair-Thomson and associate Jordan Goater, M&A clearance director Kurt Wunderlich, and senior paralegals Cindy Reilly and Raza Siddiqui.