Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (“Graf IV”), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”) with approximately $172 million cash in trust, was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. With only 1/5 warrant per public share, Graf IV is one of the least dilutive SPACs in the market. Our deadline to complete an initial business combination is in late May 2023.
As a generalist SPAC, we are open to a business combination with a company in any industry worldwide. Every member of our management team is dedicating essentially all their professional time to Graf IV and, following an announcement of an initial business combination for Graf IV, other SPACs sponsored by James A. Graf, our Chief Executive Officer.
We seek to capitalize on the significant SPAC, capital markets, deal-making and corporate operating experience and relationships of Mr. Graf, who has been involved as sponsor or active director in six other SPACs over more than a decade, Anthony A. Kuznik, our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Board Director, who was most recently the Vice President and General Counsel of two strategic business units of Honeywell International Inc., Sabrina McKee, our Executive Vice President, Strategy and Board Director, who was most recently Director, Head of North America Strategy at Ford Motor Company, Sterling Cross, our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, who was most recently a Vice President in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Bank of America Securities, and our independent board directors.