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Game on: Blank-check firm, advised by athletes, seeks $250 mln in U.S. IPO

March 18 (Reuters) - A blank-check firm that counts athletes Patrick Mahomes, Naomi Osaka, and Robert Lewandowski among its advisers is looking to raise $250 million through a U.S. initial public offering, a regulatory filing on Thursday showed.

Disruptive Acquisition Corporation I said it planned to sell 25 million units, composed of shares and warrants, priced at $10 per unit, on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

The special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, is sponsored by an affiliate of Los Angeles-based merchant bank Disruptive, whose Chief Executive Officer Alexander Davis will be leading the blank-check firm.

SPACs are shell companies that raise funds through an initial public offering to take a private company public through a merger at a later date.

Disruptive Acquisition, which also counts baseball pitcher Justin Verlander and boxer Canelo Alvarez among its advisers, said it intends to find a target in the health and wellness, entertainment and consumer-facing technology sectors.

Citigroup and Credit Suisse are the book-running managers for the offering. (Reporting by Sohini Podder in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni)

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