Blank Check Co. Vantage Energy Files $400M IPO

By Tom Zanki (February 21, 2017, 6:43 PM EST) -- Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp., a private equity-backed blank check company founded by the former CEO of Vantage Energy Inc., filed a $400 million initial public offering on Friday, guided by Vinson & Elkins LLP, to pursue an acquisition in the North American oil and gas industry.

Irving, Texas-based Vantage Energy Acquisition said it plans to issue 40 million units at $10 each, raising $400 million. Proceeds could rise up to $460 million if the underwriter exercises an option to buy an additional 6 million units.

Vantage Energy Acquisition, a portfolio company of energy-focused private equity firm Natural Gas Partners, said it...

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