Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear extend termination decision by 3 weeks

January 10, 2024
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Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear have extended the date after which either party can terminate their merger deal from January 8 to January 26. This is the second time the date has been extended. The deal, announced in November 2022, involves AtlasClear acquiring Wilson-Davis & Co. and Commercial Bancorp of Wyoming. The goal of the merger is to create a technology-enabled financial services firm focused on small and middle-market financial services.

Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear Extend Termination Date for Merger Deal

Quantum FinTech and its merger partner, AtlasClear, have modified their business combination agreement to push back the termination date from January 8 to January 26. This is the second time that the termination date has been extended, indicating that both parties are committed to completing the deal. The merger was initially announced in November 2022.

AtlasClear is acquiring Wilson-Davis & Co., a correspondent clearing broker-dealer, as part of the merger deal. Additionally, AtlasClear has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Commercial Bancorp of Wyoming, a federal reserve member. These acquisitions, along with the merger with Quantum FinTech, are part of AtlasClear’s goal to build a technology-enabled financial services firm that would provide efficient trading, clearing, settlement, and banking services for small and middle-market financial services firms.

The target company for the merger, AtlasClear, specializes in providing banking and clearing services to financial services firms operating in underserviced global markets. The deal between Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear includes a waiver of the minimum cash condition, which was initially set at $40 million.

The extension of the termination date suggests that both parties are working to finalize the deal and address any remaining issues or concerns. By pushing back the deadline, Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear have given themselves more time to complete the necessary steps for the merger and ensure its success.

Overall, the merger between Quantum FinTech and AtlasClear represents a significant opportunity for both companies to strengthen their positions in the financial services industry. By combining their expertise and resources, they aim to create a more efficient platform for trading, clearing, settlement, and banking of innovative financial products. This merger aligns with the trend of fintech-focused de-SPACs that have seen a rally in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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