RAM Aries I Acquisition
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 28, 2021 (May 21, 2021)
ARIES I ACQUISITION CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
23 Lime Tree Bay, P.O. Box 1569
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands KY-1110
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (630) 386-5288
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which|
|Units, each consisting of Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant||RAMMU||The Nasdaq Stock Exchange LLC|
|Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share||RAM||The Nasdaq Stock Exchange LLC|
|Redeemable warrants, each warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share||RAMMW||The Nasdaq Stock Exchange LLC|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On May 21, 2021, Aries I Acquisition Corporation (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 14,375,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 1,875,000 Units as a result of the underwriters’ exercise of their over-allotment option in full. Each Unit consists of one Class A ordinary share of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A Ordinary Shares”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”), with each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one Class A Ordinary Share for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $143,750,000.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale of 4,456,250 warrants (the “Private Placement Warrants”) to Aries Acquisition Partners, Ltd. at a purchase price of $1.00 per Private Placement Warrant (the “Private Placement”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of $4,456,250.
A total of $145,187,500 of the proceeds from the IPO and the sale of the Private Placement Warrants were placed in a U.S.-based trust account at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee.
An audited balance sheet as of May 21, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet as of May 21, 2021.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ARIES I ACQUISITION CORPORAITON|
|By:||/s/ Paul Wolfe|
|Title:||Chief Operating Officer|
Dated: May 28, 2021