GS Acquisition Holdings Corp Announces Launch of $600,000,000 Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK--()--GS Acquisition Holdings Corp (the “Company”), a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, today announced the commencement of its initial public offering of 60,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The Company is sponsored by GS DC Sponsor I LLC, an affiliate of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and David M. Cote and intends to focus on the industrial sector. The units are expected to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) and trade under the ticker symbol “GSAH.U”. Each unit consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-third of one redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant may be exercised for one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols “GSAH” and “GSAH WS,” respectively.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is serving as the sole book-running manager for the offering, and Deutsche Bank Securities is serving as co-manager. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 9,000,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

When available, copies of the prospectus may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282; telephone: (866) 471-2526; email: Prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com. Alternatively, a copy of the Prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005; telephone: (800) 503-4611; email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com.

A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these 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 any such state or jurisdiction.

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the proposed initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement for the Company’s offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the preliminary prospectus included therein. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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