ENVI

Definitive Agreement

GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.

Environmental Impact Acquisition Corp

Raised
$207M
CIK
1822691
Focus
Sustainability
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Daniel Coyne, our Chief Executive Officer, President and director , has over 25 years of experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets and completed transactions in diverse industries. He currently serves as Co-Head of U.S. Investment Banking of and Global Head of Sustainability Investment Banking for Canaccord, where he has been since March 1998. During his career, Mr. Coyne has worked on a variety of equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions assignments. Since the start of his career in 1994, he has participated in over 250 transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $20 billion. Mr. Coyne has advised companies engaged in advanced materials, energy and power technology, additive manufacturing, advanced lighting and controls, industrial technology including instrumentation, process control and capital equipment, green building products, recycling, smart grid and energy management, solar, wind, renewable power generation and energy-efficiency software/services, and water. Mr. Coyne received a B.A. from Middlebury College. He is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

Marc Marano, our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer , currently serves as a Managing Director in Canaccord’s Investment Banking Group, where he has been since June 2004. He is principally involved in identifying, negotiating, structuring and executing investment banking transactions for growth companies in the Sustainability sector at Canaccord. Mr. Marano has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings and private placements of equity securities. Prior to joining Canaccord, he worked as a consultant at Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting Group from August 2002 to June 2004, as well as a tax attorney at Ernst & Young LLP from August 1996 to June 2000. Mr. Marano received a B.S. from Boston College, a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.

Andrew Viles, our Secretary , joined Canaccord Genuity in 2003, and since February 2019 has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and US General Counsel for Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX:CF). He oversees all legal and compliance matters globally for the Company. As U.S. General Counsel. Mr. Viles is also directly responsible for all US legal matters involving the firm. Prior to this, Mr. Viles acted as Senior Managing Director and US General Counsel of the Canaccord Genuity’s US capital markets business from July 2012. Commencing in August 2017, he was responsible for all compliance activities for the firm’s North American Capital Markets business. From October 2007 through July 2012, Mr. Viles acted as head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions in the firm’s investment banking group. He has extensive involvement in all aspects of the firm’s investment banking practice, and has been involved in structuring a wide array of national and international capital raising and M&A transactions on behalf of the firm’s clients. Prior to October 2007, Mr. Viles acted as General Counsel of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.’s US capital markets business. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity in 2003, he was a Partner in the international law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP, working in the firm’s Corporate Department. His practice there included mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, corporate finance, and capital markets transactions. He advised clients on a wide variety of corporate and securities law matters including IPOs, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, PIPEs, Rule 144A transactions, offshore financings, and mergers & acquisitions, both public and private. Mr. Viles also worked with public companies on meeting their ongoing SEC reporting and compliance obligations. Mr. Viles received a B.S. from Bates College and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the American Bar Association.

Jennifer E. Pardi, our director , has over 17 years of experience in corporate finance, equity and debt capital markets and has completed transactions in diverse industries and with complex structures. She currently serves as Global Head of Equity Capital Markets of Canaccord, where she has been since September 2003 and has extensive US and cross-border experience having been involved in the completion of over 1,000 transactions with an aggregate value of over $150 billion. Ms. Pardi holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from Suffolk University. She is well qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets.

Deval L. Patrick will serve as one of our directors upon the effectiveness of this registration statement. In May 2020, Mr. Patrick founded the Together Fund, a political action committee to support Democratic candidates for U.S. House and Senate in “swing” districts, dedicated to developing progressive change. From April 2015 to November 2019, Gov. Patrick founded and lead the Double Impact Fund at Bain Capital LLC, a private equity impact fund that invests in for-profit enterprises for both financial return and measurable social or environmental benefit. Prior to that, Gov. Patrick was the governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from January 2007 to January 2015, leading the Commonwealth through global economic collapse, weather and water emergencies, and a terrorist attack to top national rankings in job growth, student achievements, health care coverage, economic competitiveness, and energy efficiency. He significantly reinvested in infrastructure and schools while delivering fiscally responsible budgets and earned the highest bond rating in Commonwealth history. Before serving as governor, he was the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Coca-Cola Company from 2001 to 2005. Gov. Patrick received an A.B. cum laude from Harvard College in June 1978 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in June 1982. He is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the finance, economy and sustainability related sectors.

David Brewster will serve as one of our directors upon the effectiveness of this registration statement. Mr. Brewster co-founded EnerNOC in 2001 and served as its President and Director until August 2017, when the company was sold to the Enel Group, a multinational energy company headquartered in Rome, Italy. EnerNOC, which was a Nasdaq-listed company from May 2007 until August 2017, was a provider of energy management software and services that enabled its customers — businesses, utilities, and power grid operators worldwide — to optimize the use of energy. He has been a member of the board of directors of Vicinity Energy since January 2020, LineVision since January 2019, and Mantis Innovation Group since August 2018. Mr. Brewster served on the board of directors of Desalitech Ltd., a closed circuit reverse osmosis company, from January 2017 to February 2019. He serves as a trustee at Shady Hill School and Milton Academy, as a global leadership council member at the World Resources Institute and as a member of the board of advisors at the Upper Amazon Conservancy. Mr. Brewster received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is well qualified to serve on our Board due to his extensive experience in the energy sector.

Dean Seavers will serve as one of our directors upon the effectiveness of this registration statement. Mr. Seavers currently serves on the board of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) and Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB). From December 2014 to January 2020, he served as the President at National Grid U.S. and Executive Director of National Grid, PLC (NYSE: NGG). Mr. Seavers founder of Red Hawk Fire & Security LLC in 2012, where he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and Director until December 2018. Mr. Seavers previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Security from 2007 to 2011. He has also previously held the positions of Vice President-Operations at General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), Member of City Light Capital LLC, Regional Manager at PepsiCo, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP), Executive Director & President-US Business Unit at National Grid Plc and President of NG US I, Inc. (a subsidiary of National Grid Plc), President and Chief Executive Officer for UTC Fire & Security Americas Corp., Inc., President of Johnson Controls Fire Protection LP, Vice President-Operations for Tyco Capital Corp., Operations Director for Burger King Corp. and Principal at ADT LLC. Mr. Seavers received a B.A. from Kent State University and an MBA from Stanford University. He is well qualified to serve on our Board due to this extensive experience in management and energy sector.