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Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Securities & Investment Banking law group successfully provided legal support to the underwriters of the offering of securities of 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. which raised a total of $57.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) this week, selling 5 million 750 thousand units at $10 each. The initial closing, a week earlier, was on 5,000,000 units at $10 per unit. On April 8, 2019, the underwriters of the IPO exercised in full their option to buy an additional 750,000 units at the IPO price.

8i Enterprises’ units trade on Nasdaq under the symbol JFKKU. The company said each unit consists of one ordinary share, one warrant to purchase one-half of one share, plus one right to receive one-tenth of one share after the consummation of the company’s acquisition of a business entity.  Using the proceeds from its IPO, 8i Enterprises is currently looking to acquire a business or business entities located in Asia.

A registration statement relating to the securities sold in this offering was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 27, 2019. The offering was made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Chardan Capital Markets, LLC, 17 State Street, 21st floor, New York, New York 10004. Copies of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC’s website at


The firm’s Securities Offerings law group comprised of Dan BrecherPaul A. Lieberman and William R. Samuels provided counsel to the IPO’s Underwriters, Chardan Capital Markets, LLC. and Brookline Capital Markets.

“This is the second IPO this year in which we have represented the underwriter and sole-book-running manager, Chardan, and in which we assisted on the closing in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment option,” stated William R. Samuels.


8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation with, purchasing all or substantially all of the assets of, entering into contractual arrangements with, or engaging in any other similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region, although the Company intends to focus on operating businesses in Asia. You can learn more about 8i Enterprises’ IPO here.

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