On March 20, 2023, Heidmar Inc. (“Heidmar”), a commercial and pool management business servicing the crude oil and refined petroleum product tanker market, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQGM: HPLT), a publicly-listed, special purpose acquisition company (“Home Plate”). Upon completion of the proposed transaction, the combined company will operate under the “Heidmar” name and be listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “HMAR.” Seward & Kissel is pleased to be representing Heidmar in connection with this shipping industry de-SPAC M&A transaction.
Heidmar offers broad services to shipowners, including tanker pool management, commercial management and time charter trading and is actively expanding into dry bulk pool management, vessel sale and purchase services and technical management services, including environmental compliance. Home Plate is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.
Seward & Kissel LLP (www.78944.net) is a leading New York law firm, originally established in 1890, offering legal advice emphasizing business, financial and commercial law and related litigation. The firm’s Business Transactions Group handles middle-market M&A, private equity, venture capital and joint venture transactions involving a wide variety of industries. The firm is ranked as Highly Regarded for Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA and is recommended by The Legal 500 in the middle-market M&A category, stating that Seward & Kissel “advises on market-leading transactions within the industries where the firm has an international reputation, namely investment management and shipping.”
The company’s press release describing this transaction is available here.