Longview Capital (NYSE:LGVW) stock is on the move Tuesday after announcing plans for a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger with Butterfly Network.

Here’s what investors need to know about LGVW’s plans to merge with Butterfly Network.

  • The SPAC merger will have Butterfly Network going public by becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Longview Capital.
  • Following this, Longview Capital will change its name to Butterfly Network.
  • This will also have shares of LGVW stock changing to the BFLY stock ticker.
  • The deal implies an enterprise value of approximately $1.5 billion for the Butterfly Network.
  • It’s also worth noting that the SPAC merger will give Butterfly Network $589 million in gross proceeds.
  • That includes $414 million in cash held in trust by Longview Capital.
  • The remaining $175 million comes from a private investment in public equity (PIPE).
  • This will result in the combined company having $584 million in cash on its balance sheet at closing.
  • Butterfly Network and Longview Capital are expecting the deal to close in the first quarter of 2021.
  • Butterfly Network is a medical device company that focuses on the creation of ultrasound equipment.
  • The company’s leading product is the Butterfly iQ, which is the first “handheld, single-probe whole-body ultrasound system.”
  • This device is available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and several other European countries.
  • Butterfly Network was founded in 2011 by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg.
  • When the SPAC merger is complete, Rothberg will act as the chairman of the combined company’s Board of Directors.
  • Current Butterfly Network CEO Laurent Faracci will continue to lead the company once the deal is complete.

LGVW stock was up 20.4% as of Tuesday morning.

On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

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