HCVI

Unit Split

Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. VI

Raised
$340M
CIK
1842937
Focus
Industrial, Technology, Unicorns
External link: SEC Filings

SPAC Team

Leadership

Daniel J. Hennessy, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our formation, is also the Managing Member of Hennessy Capital Group LLC, an alternative investment firm he established in 2013 that focuses on sustainable industrial technology and infrastructure sectors. He also has served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V (NASDAQ: HCIC), or Hennessy V, since October 2020. Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV, or Hennessy IV from March 2019 until its business combination with Canoo Holdings Ltd, which closed on December 21, 2020 and is now known as Canoo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV). Mr. Hennessy has served as a director of SIRVA Worldwide Relocation & Moving since August 2018. He also serves as a senior advisor to Proptech Investment Corporation II (NASDAQ: PTIC), a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the real estate technology industry, and 7GC & Co. Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: VII), a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the technology industry. Mr. Hennessy previously served as senior advisor to Proptech Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: PTAC), a special purpose acquisition company targeting businesses in the real estate technology industry, which closed its initial business combination with Porch.com, Inc. in December 2020. From January 2017 to October 2018, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. III, or Hennessy III, which merged with NRC Group Holdings, LLC, a global provider of comprehensive environmental, compliance and waste management services, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) and served as a director from January 2017 to October 2019. From April 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman and CEO of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II, or Hennessy II, which merged with Daseke in February 2017 and is now known as Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) and since February 2017, has served as its Vice Chairman. From September 2013 to February 2015, Mr. Hennessy served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., or Hennessy I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), and previously served as a director from September 2013 to April 2019. From 1988 to 2016, Mr. Hennessy served as a Partner at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC (n/k/a CHS Capital or “CHS”), a middle-market private equity investment firm he co-founded in 1988. Prior to forming CHS, Mr. Hennessy was employed by Citicorp from 1984 to 1988 as head of the Midwest Region for Citicorp Mezzanine Investments and Vice President and Team Leader with Citicorp Leveraged Capital Group. He began his career in 1981 in the oil and gas lending group at Continental Illinois National Bank (now Bank of America) where he was a Banking Officer. Mr. Hennessy holds a B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Mr. Hennessy is well qualified to serve as director due to his experience in private equity and public and private company board governance, as well as his background in finance and his experience with Hennessy I, Hennessy II, Hennessy III and Hennessy IV.

Greg Ethridge, our President, Chief Operating Officer and director as of the date hereof, also has served as President, Chief Operating Officer and director of Hennessy V since October 2020. He previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer and director of Hennessy IV from March 2019 until its business combination with Canoo Holdings Ltd, which closed on December 21, 2020, and continues to serve as a director of the surviving company, Canoo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV). He has also served as Chairman of Motorsports Aftermarket Group, a designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of aftermarket parts, apparel and accessories for the motorcycle and power sports industry since June 2019. He previously served as President of Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation from January 2017 to November 2018, at which time it merged with USWS Holdings LLC, a growth- and technology-oriented oilfield service company focused exclusively on hydraulic fracturing using its patented Clean Fleet technology as the first fully electric, mobile well stimulation system for oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and is now known as U.S. Well Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: USWS). He served as Senior Partner of MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, or MatlinPatterson, from January 2009 to December 2019. Prior to joining MatlinPatterson in 2009, Mr. Ethridge was a principal in the Recapitalization and Restructuring group at Gleacher and Company (f/k/a Broadpoint Capital, Inc.) where he moved his team from Imperial Capital LLC, from 2008 to 2009. In 2006, Mr. Ethridge was a founding member of the corporate finance advisory practice for Imperial Capital LLC in New York. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Ethridge was a principal investor at Parallel Investment Partners LP (formerly part of Saunders, Karp and Megrue), executing recapitalizations, buyouts and growth equity investments for middle market companies. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Ethridge was an associate in the Recapitalization and Restructuring Group at Jefferies and Company, Inc. where he executed corporate restructurings and leveraged finance transactions and was a crisis manager at Conway, Del Genio, Gries & Co. in New York from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Ethridge served a director of Palmetto Bluff Company, LLC, formerly a multi-asset class real estate developer known as Crescent Communities, LLC, from June 2010 to September 2020. From 2009 until 2017, Mr. Ethridge served on the board of directors of FXI Holdings Inc., a foam and foam products manufacturer and served as its chairman from February 2012 until 2017. Mr. Ethridge served on the board of directors of Advantix Systems Ltd. and Advantix Systems, Inc., HVAC equipment manufacturers, from August 2013 until 2015 (for Advantix Systems, Inc.) and until 2018 (for Advantix Systems Ltd.). Mr. Ethridge holds a BBA and a Masters in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Ethridge is well-qualified to serve as director due to his experience in the private equity and the special purpose acquisition company industries.

Nicholas A. Petruska, our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since our formation, also has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Hennessy V since October 2020. He previously served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Hennessy IV from March 2019 until its business combination with Canoo Holdings Ltd, which closed on December 21, 2020 and is now known as Canoo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV). From March 2017 to October 2018, Mr. Petruska served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Hennessy III, which merged with NRC Group Holdings, LLC, a global provider of comprehensive environmental, compliance and waste management services, and is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL). From April 2015 to February 2017, Mr. Petruska served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Hennessy II, which merged with Daseke in February 2017 and is now known as Daseke Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE). He has served as an officer of Hennessy Capital Group LLC, the managing member of our Sponsor, since November 2013, in which position he advised Hennessy I, which merged with School Bus Holdings Inc. in February 2015 and is now known as Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), in connection with its initial public offering in January 2014. In addition, he worked closely with Hennessy I’s CEO and COO on transaction origination and initial assessments of potential target companies and led the due diligence assessment and transaction execution for Hennessy I’s business combination, which was consummated in February 2015. From July 2012 to July 2014, Mr. Petruska served as an investment professional at CHS Capital, a Chicago-based middle market private equity investment firm, where he evaluated leveraged buyouts and structured equity investments across multiple sectors and monitored certain portfolio companies of CHS. From January 2010 to July 2012, Mr. Petruska served as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance groups with a focus on diversified industrials and consumer retail. He holds a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from Miami University with majors in Finance and Decision Sciences.

Anna Brunelle will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since August 2020, Ms. Brunelle has served as Chief Financial Officer of Ouster Inc. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Kinestral Technologies from April 2018 through May 2020 and Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Operating Officer of Soylent from March 2016 through October 2017. She has also served as Chief Financial Officer of GlobalLogic, Chief Financial Officer of Tivo, Inc., and Senior Consultant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Brunelle served as a director of Halio International from March 2019 through May 2020. During her tenure in leadership positions, she has worked on successful IPOs of technology companies and completed multiple private and public acquisitions and divestitures. Ms. Brunelle received her B.S. in Business Administration (accounting concentration) from California Polytechnic State University — San Luis Obispo. Ms. Brunelle is well-qualified to serve as a director due to her background in accounting and finance and her experience as the chief financial officer for both public and private companies and as a director.

Sidney Dillard will be one of our independent directors as of the date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since August 2002, Ms. Dillard has served as Partner and Head of Corporate Investment Banking at Loop Capital Markets. Prior to Loop Capital Markets, Ms. Dillard served in multiple roles at Northern Trust Bank, including as Senior Vice President and Division Manager. Ms. Dillard serves as Board Member for the National Association of Securities Professionals, The Chicago Network, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and IFF (f/k/a/ Illinois Facilities Fund). Ms. Dillard received her A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and M.B.A. from Northwestern University — Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Dillard is well-qualified to serve as a director due to her finance and investment banking background and her foreign and domestic capital markets experience.

Richard H. Fearon will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Fearon has served as Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton Corporation since 2002 and as Vice Chairman since 2009. He also has served as a director of Eaton Corporation plc (NYSE: ETN) since 2015. Mr. Fearon is also the lead director for Avient Corporation (formerly known as PolyOne Corporation) and a director of Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) and CRH plc (LSE: CRH). Mr. Fearon has worked at several large diversified companies prior to Eaton Corporation, including Transamerica Corporation, NatSteel Limited and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS). He also serves on the boards of The Cleveland Museum of Art and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, a trade organization of leading manufacturing companies. Mr. Fearon received his A.B. in Economics from Stanford University, his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Mr. Fearon is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his operational and financial background and his experience with numerous acquisitions and divestitures and as the chief financial officer of a publicly traded company.

Walter Roloson will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Mr. Roloson currently serves as a Managing Vice President at Capital One Financial Corporation and as Co-head of its Capital One Shopping business, leading its sales, marketing, strategy, and finance functions. Previously, he co-founded Wikibuy in 2013 and served as Co-CEO through its sale to Capital One in November 2018. Mr. Roloson previously served in various investment and operational positions at LinkedIn Corporation, Tiger Global Management, LLC, Greenhill & Co Inc., and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. He earned his B.A. in Computer Science and B.B.A. in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004. Mr. Roloson is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his operational, investment, and financial background and his experience of leading the strategic sale of Wikibuy as Co-CEO.

John Zimmerman will be one of our independent directors as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. Since January 2018, Mr. Zimmerman has served as President of Gates Capital Partners and President and Chief Investment Officer of Crosscreek Capital Group. He previously served as Senior Advisor to Oakhill Capital Partners from June 2015 through June 2020. From 1999 through 2014, Mr. Zimmerman served in a variety of positions, including as Main Board Director and Chief Financial Officer, of Tomkins plc, which was publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange until it was taken private in 2010. He earned a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and a Post Graduate Honors Degree in Commerce (Information Systems) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants). Mr. Zimmerman is well-qualified to serve as a director due to his investing and financial background and his experience as the chief financial officer of a publicly-traded company and as a director.