DSAC

Definitive Agreement

FiscalNote Holdings, Inc.

Duddell Street Acquisition Corp.

Underwriter: BofA Securities, BTIG
Raised
$175M
CIK
1823466
Focus
Telecommunications, Media, Technology, TMT, Healthcare, FinTech, Consumer
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Manoj Jain, our co-chief investment officer, chief executive officer and chairman of our board of directors , is the co-chief investment officer and co-founder of Maso Capital. Prior to founding Maso Capital, Mr. Jain spent nine years at Och-Ziff Capital Management Limited, a leading multi-strategy investment firm, where he was a Managing Director in the Hong Kong office. At Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was focused on Asia merger arbitrage, event driven and capital markets. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Mr. Jain was a generalist analyst focused on event driven and arbitrage at Och-Ziff in New York. Prior to Och-Ziff, Mr. Jain was an analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York. Mr. Jain holds a M.A. in Management Studies from Cambridge University, U.K.

Sohit Khurana, our co-chief investment officer, president and chief risk officer , is the co-chief investment officer and co-founder of Maso Capital. Prior to founding Maso Capital, Mr. Khurana spent five years at Och-Ziff Capital Management Limited, a leading multi-strategy investment firm, where he was a Managing Director in the Hong Kong office. At Och-Ziff, Mr. Khurana was co-portfolio manager of the Asian convertible bond portfolio. He managed the Asia flow credit business and was responsible for macro hedging in Asia. Prior to Och-Ziff, Mr. Khurana spent five years trading European Asset and Mortgage Backed Securities on both the sell side (Deutsche Bank) and buy side (Cambridge Place Investment Management). Prior experience includes derivative structuring at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Khurana holds a B.Sc.(Econ.) in Economics from London School of Economics and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

Allan Finnerty, our chief financial officer is the chief operating officer and co-founder of Maso Capital. Prior to founding Maso Capital, Mr. Finnerty was Chief Financial Officer (Asia) of Mount Kellett Capital Management responsible for all financial and operational functions in Asia. Prior to Mount Kellett Capital Management, Mr. Finnerty spent a total of 11 years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in finance and operational roles in Europe and Asia. Mr. Finnerty holds a BComm from the National University of Ireland and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Marc Holtzman will be appointed to our board in connection with this offering. Mr. Holtzman currently serves as the Chairman of Bank of Kigali, Rwanda’s largest financial institution, and the Chairman of CBZ holdings, Zimbabwe’s largest financial institution. Additionally, he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of TTEC, a leading provider of analytics-driven technology-enabled services, and the Kazakhstan Direct Investment Fund. Mr. Holtzman previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of KazKommertsBank, Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and Vice Chairman of ABN Amro Bank, the co-founder and President of MeesPierson EurAmerica, Senior Adviser to Salomon Brothers, the President of the University of Denver, the Secretary of Technology of the State of Colorado and Chairman of Colorado’s Information Management Commission and Co-Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology. Additionally, from 2012 through 2015, Mr. Holtzman served on the Board of Directors of FTI Consulting, Inc., a global financial and strategic consulting firm, and Sistema, Russia’s largest listed private company. Mr. Holtzman holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lehigh University.

Peter Lee Coker Jr. will be appointed to our board in connection with this offering. Mr. Coker has over 30 years of experience in the finance and investment industries, currently serving as the Chairman of Hometown International Incorporated and as the Managing Partner of Pacific Advisers. Additionally, Mr. Coker has served as the Chairman of Southshore Holdings Limited since 2013 and as Chairman of the Executive Committee since 2018. Mr. Coker previously served as a partner of TDR Capital Investment Ltd., in various capacities at the Bridge Companies and as the Chairman of IRESS Market Technology, Wellington Securities (New Zealand) and Global Trading Offshore Pte (Singapore). Mr. Coker is a graduate of Lehigh University.

ford Allen will be appointed to our board in connection with this offering. Mr. Allen is a seasoned entrepreneur, financier, and business executive with 35 years of experience in senior roles in the private banking, investment banking and venture capital industries. Mr. Allen currently serves as the Chairman of Vaunt, a sports and entertainment IP development company. Prior to joining Vaunt, he successfully founded, funded and exited three start-up companies, including most recently, NextVR, which was acquired by Apple. Mr. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Villanova University.