Artius Acquisition

Partner of Choice
for Public Capital

We know how to create long-term shareholder value. We have credibility with investors, and our governance, domain, operating and transactional expertise can help partner companies thrive under public ownership.

Artius Acquisition Inc. (ticker “AACQ”) is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (or “SPAC”) that seeks to effect a business combination with one or more operating businesses and deliver long-term shareholder value for our investors. While we may pursue a business combination in any sector, we intend to focus our efforts on technology-enabled businesses that offer specific technology solutions, broader technology software and services, or financial services to companies of all sizes.

Strategy

Belief

We believe that our management team is well positioned to identify attractive business combination opportunities with a compelling industry backdrop, customer proposition and market position, as well as multiple vectors to create value post-combination.

Expertise

Our co-founders have decades of experience identifying, acquiring, and operating leading companies in the technology and financial-technology sector, and have developed deep industry networks among operating executives, experts, investors and advisors.

Objective

Our objective is to generate attractive returns for shareholders and enhance value through both operational improvements and new initiatives to organically or inorganically expand the target business we acquire.

Co-Founders

Charles Drucker

Executive Chairman and Director

Co-Founders

Our co-founder, Mr. Charles Drucker has a long history of leadership and value creation in the public markets, including during his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Worldpay, Inc., a leading global payments company, and its predecessor company, Vantiv, Inc. Mr. Drucker presided over the carve-out of Vantiv from Fifth-Third Bank in 2009, it’s initial public offering in 2012, its merger with Worldpay in 2018, and the subsequent sale to Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. in 2019. Investors of the carve-out in 2009 and of the subsequent IPO in 2012 made returns of over 1990% (over 21x MOIC) and 690% (over 8x MOIC), respectively.

Boon Sim

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director

Our other co-founder, Mr. Boon Sim, has a multi-decade career providing strategic advisory and investment services to boards and senior executives of Fortune 500 corporations, governments and institutional investors. Prior to founding Artius Capital Partners in September 2017, Mr. Sim served in a variety of senior executive roles at Temasek International, a financial investment company privately-owned by the Government of Singapore with approximately $230 billion of assets under management. At Temasek, he served as President, Americas, Head of the Markets, Life Science and Credit Groups. Mr. Sim also served as Deputy Chairman of the Management, Investment, and Strategic Policy and Risk Committees at Temasek and had direct day-to-day responsibility for origination and investment of private equity and growth investments, public investments and buy-outs in North America. Prior to joining Temasek in 2012, Mr. Sim was a senior executive with global leadership responsibilities at Credit Suisse based in New York serving as the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Board

We have a board of distinguished independent directors who have decades of experience successfully leading and transforming emerging companies in the technology, software, information services, internet commerce and e-learning sectors. In addition to providing board oversight to the company, they will also provide strategic insights and expert advice to our management team in any due diligence and acquisition process.

News

February 2021

Origin Materials, Market Leader in Disruptive Materials Technology, to Combine with Artius, Creating First Publicly Traded Pure Play Carbon Negative Materials Company

WEST SACRAMENTO Calif. and NEW YORK, New York, February 17, 2021 -- Origin Materials (“Origin”), the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, and Artius Acquisition Inc. (“Artius”) (Nasdaq: AACQU, AACQ), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, announced today a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in Origin becoming a public company.

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July 2020

Artius Acquisition Inc. Announces Pricing of Upsized $630 Million Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, New York, July 13, 2020 /BusinessWire/ -- Artius Acquisition Inc. (the "Company") announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 63,000,000 units at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The Nasdaq Capital Market ("Nasdaq") and trade under the ticker symbol "AACQU" beginning July 14, 2020.

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