- €275 million raised
- 16th SPAC listing on Euronext in 2021
- 1st European SPAC dedicated to the entertainment and leisure sector
Paris – 20 July 2021 – Euronext today congratulates I2PO, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) dedicated to the entertainment and leisure sector, on its listing on the professional compartment of Euronext’s regulated market in Paris (ticker code: I2PO).
Iris Knobloch, along with Artemis, a patrimonial holding from the Pinault family represented by François-Henri Pinault and Alban Gréget, and Combat Holding, the entity which co-founded the 2MX Organic and Mediawan SPACs, have partnered to create the I2PO SPAC. The first SPAC in Europe to be co-founded and led by a woman, I2PO is also the first European SPAC in the entertainment and leisure sector. I2PO aims at one or several targets in the sub-sectors such as streaming and content distribution, music, intellectual property of media and services, electronic games and sports, online learning, and leisure platforms.
I2PO was listed through the admission to trading of the 27.5 million units making up its equity. In total, I2PO raised €275 million in a private placement from qualified investors, exceeding the €250 million initially announced during the introductory offer.
Iris Knobloch, President of the Executive Board and Director General of I2PO, said: “Launching I2PO, we succeeded in creating, with Artemis and Combat Holding, the first SPAC listed in Europe dedicated to entertainment and leisure. There is a real opportunity in Europe to create a worldwide leader in the entertainment and leisure sector. Indeed Europe possesses a dynamic industry which has an significant growth potential. Our experienced team will rely upon its international network in order to target the right company through a long term value creation partnership and will accompany its founders and its management in the next step of their development as a listed company.”
Caption: Iris Knobloch, President of the Executive Board and Director General of I2PO, and her team rang the bell during a ceremony this morning to celebrate the listing of the company alongside with Delphine d’Amarzit, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Euronext Paris.
I2PO is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) addressing the Entertainment & Leisure industry in Europe, the UK and Israel, backed by unique and highly complementary sponsors, bringing decades of proven track record in value creation in the sector: Iris Knobloch, Artémis - the Pinault family’s holding company - represented by François Henri Pinault and Alban Greget, and Combat Holding. I2PO will target leading brands in the Entertainment & Leisure industry, with a strong European footprint, great digital potential for scale and long runway for growth, run by A-teams who will embrace a partnership with I2PO to accelerate growth and value creation over time through access to capital, expertise and a listing on Euronext Paris. Capitalizing on the deep sector/industry knowledge, deal sourcing and execution capabilities of its founders, I2PO will focus on sub-sectors including steaming & distribution, music, media IP & services, gaming & esports, e-learning, leisure platforms… As the first female-led European SPAC with Iris Knobloch serving as Chairwoman and CEO, I2PO will focus on companies having a special attention to ESG principles. For more information visit www.I2PO.com