$TWND recently signed a definitive agreement with NUBURU, an unprofitable laser technology company. It’s hard to tell if the $350 million valuation of NUBURU is reasonable or not as I’m unable to track down the company’s financials. However, the company does not seem like a total scam so that’s a big plus (especially with spacs). They have a lot of patents and it looks like they have completed testing with many large customers and already have made a few deliveries.
However, that is not really the point of this post. What’s most intriguing about this deal is that anyone who holds through merger will get a preferred share for every TWND stock they own (slide 7). That preferred share can be “redeemed” after 2 years for $10. So, if this company is still functioning 2 years from now you’re guaranteed to be profitable. That’s a crazy incentive and really shows what kind of incentives sponsors need to give shareholders to avoid redemptions. Maybe there could be some value to be gained here.
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