Luxembourg, 26 November 2021 – 468 SPAC I SE (“468 SPAC I”), a publicly listed special purpose acquisition company sponsored (SPAC) by Alexander Kudlich, Ludwig Ensthaler and Florian Leibert, today announced the successful completion of its business combination with Boxine GmbH (“Boxine”), a cloud-connected kid’s audio entertainment business and the company behind the “tonies®” brand. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange ticker symbol for the shares of the combined company, renamed tonies SE, are expected to be changed to “TNIE”, beginning on 29 November 2021.
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On 30 August 2021, 468 SPAC I and Boxine entered into a business combination agreement pursuant to which 468 SPAC I will indirectly acquire or assume all of the outstanding equity and equity equivalents of Boxine in exchange for the issuance of new public shares (“New Public Shares”) and a cash consideration. Earlier today, the prospectus prepared for the admission to trading of the New Public Shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange was approved by the CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier), thereby fulfilling the final closing condition. The business combination was unanimously approved by the 468 SPAC I shareholders attending the extraordinary general meeting on 15 November 2021.
468 SPAC I has applied for admission of the New Public Shares to trading on the regulated market (regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (General Standard). Trading of the New Public Shares is expected to commence on 29 November 2021.
About Boxine GmbH/tonies
Founded in 2013, Boxine is the creator of a new multi-billion euro category in kid’s digital entertainment and the company behind the award-winning, screen-free tonies® audio entertainment system for kids aged 3 years and up. The revolutionary ecosystem consists of the Toniebox player and audio figurines – called Tonies – which when paired with the Toniebox start playing audio content. Boxine offers kids a digital storytelling experience in a way that stimulates their imagination and enables intuitive, tactile play. Since launching the product in late 2016, Boxine has sold more than 2.4 million Tonieboxes and over 25 million Tonies. It is currently present in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK, Ireland and the US with further internationalisation plans.
For more information visit: https://tonies.com/
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