Kirkland & Ellis advised Lead Edge Growth Opportunities Ltd, a special purpose acquisition company, on its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units, generating gross proceeds of $300 million. The units are listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market and began trading under the ticker symbol “LEGAU” on March 23, 2021. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, Lead Edge’s Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “LEGA” and “LEGAW,” respectively. Lead Edge is led by its chairman and chief executive officer Mitchell H. Green, and will pursue opportunities with high-quality software, internet and technology-enabled companies.
The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Debbie Yee, and associates Sami Ghubril, Sarah Ashley Byrd and Jessica Stenglein; transactional partner Melissa Kalka and associate Brittany Scheier; and tax partners Michael Beinus and Scott Fryman.