Neither Good Works nor Cipher Mining gives any assurance that either Good Works or Cipher Mining will achieve its expectations.
This press release is not a proxy statement or solicitation of a proxy, consent or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the potential transaction and shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities of Good Works, Cipher Mining or the combined company, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.
“We selected Ohio because of its low electricity costs with availability of renewable and carbon-free sources of energy and favorable ambient environment without large temperature extremes, humidity or dustiness. We have proactively structured our hosting capabilities to ensure that 100% of the power associated with this 200MW is carbon-free. Ohio has proven itself to be a strong partner for technology companies with its forward-thinking incentive policies and support for development of new technologies,” said Maxim Serezhin, Standard Power’s Chief Executive Officer.
Cipher’s Chief Executive Officer Tyler Page said, “We are very excited by our partnership with Standard Power given their sustainable source of competitively-priced power, the quality of the team, and their ability to help us execute in a timely manner on our planned 745 MW rollout.
MW by the end of 2025. The Company’s U.S.-based data centers are planned to come on-line between Q4 2021 and Q2 2022 with a total of 445MW of power capacity and planned expansion of an additional 300MW deployed between 2023 and 2025. As the projected largest scale mining platform in the U.S., Cipher will provide investors the opportunity to invest in the Bitcoin industry via a leading mining company operating in a highly transparent and well-regulated environment.
Cipher’s contractual relationship with Bitfury Group is also expected to provide the Company with compelling value via access to best-in-class mining equipment and proven on-site operations development, management and maintenance experience.
Good Works’ Co-Chairman, Doug Wurth, commented, “The Good Works team collectively has a long history in the alternative asset markets.
Good Works is expected to file a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Form S-4”) with the SEC that will include a proxy statement and prospectus of Good Works and an information statement of Cipher Mining. Good Works and Cipher Mining urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read, when available, the Form S-4, including the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and documents incorporated by reference therein, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction, as these materials will contain important information about Cipher Mining, Good Works and the proposed transaction.
Inc. recently announced that it is combining with special purpose acquisition company Good Works Acquisition Corp. to go public in a deal that will value it at about $2 billion.
Cipher Mining is a newly formed subsidiary of blockchain firm Bitfury Group led by CEO Tyler Page. Bitfury Group manufactures digital currency mining hardware and is one of the leading BTC block reward mining farm operators across the globe.
The parties expect the deal to close in the second quarter. The company intends to trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker “CIFR.”
Securities LLC is acting as the exclusive advisor and lead placement agent to Good Works, while Wells Fargo Securities, LLC is serving as lead financial advisor to Cipher Mining.
Special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are shell companies that raise funds solely to acquire a private company to take it public.
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We were attracted to Cipher Mining as we believe the Bitcoin mining space represents a compelling way to gain risk-adjusted exposure to the growing crypto ecosystem. We brought to the table experience in power hosting arrangements, which gave us a clear-eyed view of the advantages of Cipher Mining’s power contracts, and the extraordinary value of its partnership with Bitfury Group. Cipher Mining’s management team and the size of its operations will enable it to execute well across many price environments, and we are excited to help them become the leading Bitcoin mining company in the United States.”
Tyler Page, Cipher Mining’s CEO continued, “Historically, the Bitcoin mining industry featured smaller, poorly capitalized, less experienced companies that were not fully equipped to manage the underlying price swings associated with Bitcoin.
Cipher Mining employee retention as a result of the proposed business combination; (vi) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Good Works or Cipher Mining related to the agreement and plan of merger or the proposed business combination; (vii) the ability to maintain the listing of Good Works’ securities on the NASDAQ; (viii) the price of Good Works’ securities, including volatility resulting from changes in the competitive and highly regulated industries in which Cipher Mining plans to operate, variations in performance across competitors, changes in laws and regulations affecting Cipher Mining’s business and changes in the combined capital structure; and (ix) the ability to implement business plans, forecasts, and other expectations after the completion of the proposed business combination, and identify and realize additional opportunities.
Current Cipher Mining shareholders will become the majority owners of the combined company at closing with approximately 70% ownership in the pro forma company and all existing shareholders and investors will continue to hold their equity ownership subject to a two year lock-up period. The PIPE investors, including Bitfury, will own approximately 15%, Good Works, inclusive of its founder shares will own approximately 7.5%, and Cipher employees will own approximately 7% of the pro forma company at closing.
Both the board of directors and shareholders of Cipher Mining have unanimously approved the proposed transaction, which is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. The board of directors of Good Works has also unanimously approved the proposed transaction.