The Special Purpose Acquisition Companies and Technology Companies teams advised Roman DBDR Tech Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: DBDR) (“Roman DBDR”) in its merger agreement with CompoSecure Holdings, L.L.C. and related $175 million PIPE financings. A group of top-tier technology investors has committed to participate in the PIPE financings that will close simultaneously with the merger. Upon closing of the transaction, Roman DBDR will be renamed CompoSecure, Inc.
Roman DBDR is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with one or more businesses, with a focus on the technology, media and telecom industries. Roman DBDR is led by its Co-Chief Executive Officers, Dr. Donald G. Basile and Dixon Doll, Jr. Its experienced board of directors includes former NVCA Chairman and longtime venture capitalist Dixon Doll, Global Net Lease CEO James L. Nelson, former fund manager Paul Misir, investment banker and investor Arun Abraham, and entrepreneur Alan Clingman.
Founded in 2000, CompoSecure is a pioneer and category leader in premium payment cards and an emergent provider of cryptocurrency and digital asset storage and security solutions. The company focuses on serving the affluent customers of payment card issuers worldwide using proprietary production methods that meet the highest standards of quality and security. The company offers secure, innovative, and durable proprietary products that implement leading-edge engineering capabilities and security. CompoSecure’s mission is to increase clients’ brand equity in the marketplace by offering products and solutions which differentiate the brands they represent, thus elevating cardholder experience. ArculusTM was created with the mission to promote cryptocurrency adoption by making it safe, simple and secure for the average person to buy, sell and store cryptocurrency. With a strong background in security hardware and financial payments, the ArculusTM solution was developed to allow people to use a familiar payment card form factor to manage their cryptocurrency.
The Goodwin team was led by Gregg Katz and Anthony McCusker, with invaluable assistance from Jocelyn Arel and Dan Espinoza, and included Janet Andolina, Alexander Apostolopoulos, Michael Whalen, Brett Jackson, Tevia Pollard, Katherine Maxwell, Eric Weberman and William Stanton.
For additional details on the transaction, please read the press release.