ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II Announces Filing of Registration Statement on Form S-4 in Connection with Proposed Business Combination with OPAL Fuels
BOSTON, MA & WHITE PLAINS, NY – (February 8, 2022) – ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II (Nasdaq: ACTD) (“ArcLight”), a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, and OPAL Fuels LLC (“OPAL Fuels”), a leading vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (“RNG”), announced today that ArcLight filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 8, 2022. OPAL Fuels generates and dispenses RNG primarily as transportation fuel for medium- and heavy-duty trucking fleets, reducing fleets’ reliance on diesel. The company is also positioning itself for future use of RNG in the hydrogen transportation fuel markets.
The Registration Statement contains a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the previously announced proposed business combination of ArcLight and OPAL Fuels. While the Registration Statement has not yet become effective and the information contained therein is subject to change, it provides important information about ArcLight and OPAL Fuels, as well as the proposed business combination.
On December 2,2021, ArcLight entered into a business combination agreement with OPAL Fuels. The newly combined company is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market upon completion of the transaction, which is expected in the second quarter of 2022, subject to approval by ArcLight’s stockholders, the Registration Statement being declared effective by the SEC, and other customary closing conditions. The transaction and related financings are expected to provide gross proceeds of approximately $536 million to OPAL Fuels, comprised of:
- ArcLight’s $311 million of cash held in trust, assuming no redemptions,
- A $125 million fully committed, common stock PIPE, and
- Up to a $100 million preferred equity investment by NextEra Energy, Inc.
About OPAL Fuels LLC
OPAL Fuels LLC, a Fortistar portfolio company, is a leading vertically integrated renewable fuels platform involved in the production and distribution of renewable natural gas (RNG) for the heavy-duty truck market. RNG is a proven low-carbon fuel that is rapidly decarbonizing the transportation industry now while also significantly reducing costs for fleet owners. OPAL Fuels captures harmful methane emissions at the source and recycles the trapped energy into a commercially viable, low-cost alternative to diesel fuel. OPAL Fuels also dispenses RNG at fueling stations that it engineers, constructs, and operates. As a producer and distributor of carbon-reducing fuel for heavy-duty truck fleets for more than a decade, the company delivers best-in-class, complete renewable solutions to customers and production partners. To learn more about OPAL Fuels and how it is leading the effort to capture North America’s harmful methane emissions and decarbonize the transportation industry, please visit www.opalfuels.com and follow the company on LinkedIn and Twitter at @OPALFuels.
About ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II
Founded in 1993, Fortistar is a privately-owned investment firm that provides capital to build, grow and manage companies that address complex sustainability challenges. Fortistar utilizes its capital, flexibility, and operating expertise to grow high-performing assets, first in independent power projects and now into other areas that support decarbonization. For more information about Fortistar or its portfolio companies, please visit: www.fortistar.com and follow the company on LinkedIn.
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Important Information and Where to Find It
A full description of the terms of the transaction will be provided in the Registration Statement, which includes a prospectus with respect to the combined company’s securities to be issued in connection with the business combination and a proxy statement with respect to the shareholders meeting of ArcLight to vote on the business combination. ArcLight urges its investors, shareholders and other interested persons to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus as well as other documents filed with the SEC because these documents will contain important information about ArcLight, the Company and the transaction. After the registration statement is declared effective, the definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement will be mailed to shareholders of ArcLight as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed business combination. Once available, shareholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the S-4, including the proxy statement/prospectus, and other documents filed with the SEC without charge, by directing a request to: ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II, 200 Clarendon Street, 55th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02116. The preliminary and definitive proxy statement/prospectus to be included in the registration statement, once available, can also be obtained, without charge, at the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov).
Participants in the Solicitation
ArcLight and the Company and their respective directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from ArcLight’s shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about ArcLight’s directors and executive officers and their ownership of ArcLight’s securities is set forth in ArcLight’s filings with the SEC. To the extent that holdings of ArcLight’s securities have changed since the amounts printed in ArcLight’s Registration Statement on Form S-1, such changes have been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Form 4 filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction may be obtained by reading the proxy statement/consent solicitation statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.
This communication 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 ArcLight, the Company 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. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of the Securities Act.
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ArcLight Clean Transition Corp. II
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