Crypto exchange Bullish is set for a public listing through a merger with the special purpose acquisition company Far Peak Acquisition, led by former New York Stock Exchange President Thomas Farley. He will become CEO of Bullish.
- The deal is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 and will see Bullish list on the NYSE, Bullish said Friday.
- At $10 a share, the merged company has a pro forma equity value of $9 billion, subject to the value of crypto assets when the deal closes.
- Talks for a SPAC merger were reported in June with some suggestions that the deal could value Bullish at $12 billion.
- Bullish is backed by a number of prominent investors including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and digital asset manager Galaxy Digital.
The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.