Wassenaar, Hommes front $300m fund-raising for Spartan Acquisition Corp. II

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Olivia Wassenaar and Christine Hommes of Apollo Global Management, Inc. are on the board of a special purpose acquisition company that has gone public – a company with ties to Apollo. Spartan Acquisition Corp. II raised $300 million by pricing 30 million units at $10 a share.

It is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SPRQU. The SPAC will now look to acquire a North American energy company and, in turn, bring it public. Spartan Acquisition II is led by Geoffrey Strong, who is a senior partner with Apollo and co-head of the firm’s infrastructure and natural resources group.

Olivia, a senior partner with Apollo, has long focused on the energy sector. She currently serves on the boards of Apollo portfolio companies Talos Energy, Inc., LifePoint Health, Inc. and High Road Resources. She joined Apollo in 2018 from Riverstone Holdings where she was most recently a managing director. Oliva has spoken at both the Women’s Private Equity Summit and the Women’s Alternative Investment Summit.

Christine, who has been with Apollo since 2011, is a partner in the firm’s natural resources group. She is on the boards of Talos, Chisholm Oil & GasMomentum MineralsMomentum Minerals IIBelvedere Royalties, LLCBoardwalk Holdings, LLCFreestone Midstream Holdings, LLCNorthwoods Energy, LLC; and Roundtable Energy Holdings. Spartan’s board also includes Jan Wilson, who is a senior advisor to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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