Kirkland & Ellis advised Skydeck Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, on its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units, generating gross proceeds of $200 million. The units are listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market and trade under the ticker symbol “SKYAU” beginning May 19, 2021. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “SKYA” and “SKYAW,” respectively. Led by Chairman Paul J. Salem and Chief Executive Officer Martin J. Mannion and supported by Chief Financial Officer Christopher S. Satti and Chief Operating Officer Freddy Flaxman, Skydeck expects to focus on media, technology, communications and digital health companies.
The Kirkland team was led by capital markets partners Christian Nagler and Sean Wheeler and transactional associates Stephen Noh, Justin Thekkekara, Jessica Stenglein and Brian Guerinot; and tax partner Mark Dundon and associate Victoria Chang.