Kernel Group Holdings Sells Sponsor’s Stake, Changes Board & Management

Kernel Group Holdings in a regulatory filing disclosed that 7,187,500 sponsor shares and 8,750,000 private placement were sold to new sponsors, accompanied by a change in management and directors.

New Chairman and CEO Surendra Ajjarapu and CFO Howard Doss serve in the same roles at Aesther Acquisition, which has a March 16 deadline to close a deal with Ocean Biomedical.

At such time as Kernel might complete a deal, the new sponsor will give 2 million Class B shares to equity holders of the original sponsor. Additionally, the new sponsor and management agreed to pay each of the initial sponsor founders $250,000 and convey 125,000 Class B shares to each for advisor fees.

Kernel in June 2021 was reportedly in talks about a $1 billion deal with Infarm, an Amsterdam-based startup focused on indoor and urban farming. However, those discussion were evidently fruitless.

Kernel raised $265 million in a February 2021 IPO to a business in the Commerce Enablement, , Logistics and related Technology Infrastructure sectors, with an enterprise value of more than $1 billion. Read more.

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