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Hannes Snellman Counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc. in its Closing of Business Combination with Polestar

28 June 2022

Hannes Snellman acted as counsel to Gores Guggenheim, Inc., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed by the affiliates of The Gores Group and Guggenheim Capital, LLC, in its business combination with the global electric performance car company Polestar. The transaction implies an equity value of approximately USD 20 billion for Polestar. The combined company will retain the Polestar name and will commence trading on the Nasdaq under the new ticker symbol 'PSNY' on June 24, 2022.

Polestar is a Swedish premium electric performance car brand, headquartered in Gothenburg and founded by Volvo Cars and Geely Holding. Polestar’s vehicles are available and on the road in fourteen active global markets across Europe, North America, and China.

Gores Guggenheim, Inc. completed its initial public offering in April 2021, raising approximately USD 800 million in cash proceeds. Gores Guggenheim’s strategy is to identify and complete business combinations with market leading companies with strong equity stories that will benefit from the growth capital of the public equity markets and be enhanced by the experience and expertise of Gores’ and Guggenheim’s long history and track record of investing in and operating businesses.

Hannes Snellman acted as a legal advisor to Gores Guggenheim, Inc. together with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Hannes Snellman’s advisory team included Richard Åkerman, Douglas Essehorn, Iiris Ikkelä, and Alexander Lindqvist (M&A), Elisabeth Vestin and Anna Ribenfors (IP & Tech), Josephine Lindgren and Lisa Pålsson (Employment), Fredrik Olsson and Sofia Bengtsson (Finance), and Andreas Wingren (Real Estate).

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