Kirkland & Ellis advised Poema Global Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: PPGH), a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Princeville Capital, on its business combination with Gogoro Inc., a global technology leader in battery swapping ecosystems that enable sustainable mobility solutions for cities. The business combination sets Gogoro's enterprise value at $2.35 billion. Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will list on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol “GGR”. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.
The Kirkland team was led by transactional partners Jesse Sheley, Gary Li, Joseph Raymond Casey and Ram Narayan and capital markets partner Steve Lin. The team also included transactional registered foreign lawyers Liang Zheng and Leo Zhou, capital markets partner Louis Rabinowitz and associate Olivia Wang, tax partners Mike Carew, Dean Shulman and Donald Rocap and associate Nicholas Warther, technology & IP transactions partners Jeffery Norman and Min Wang and associate Payton McCoy, government, regulatory & internal investigations partners Cori Lable and Yue Qiu, executive compensation partner Rob Fowler and associates Katherine Baker and Chelsea Bedotto, and antitrust & competition partner Annie Herdman.