Our Founder and Our Sponsor
Black Spade Capital Limited (“Black Spade Capital”) is the private investment arm of Mr. Lawrence Ho and an affiliate of our sponsor, Black Spade Sponsor LLC. Mr. Ho is a visionary entrepreneur and a globally recognized leader within the leisure and entertainment industry. Mr. Ho has been the chairman and chief executive officer since March 2006 of Melco International Development Limited, a company listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (collectively with its subsidiaries, “Melco International”, or “Melco Group”). Mr. Ho is also currently the chairman and chief executive officer of Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and a director of Studio City International Holdings Limited, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, both listed subsidiaries of Melco International.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Black Spade Capital runs a global portfolio consisting of a wide spectrum of cross-border investments, and consistently seeks to add new investment projects and opportunities to its portfolio. Black Spade Capital’s investment strategy covers all geographic regions and sectors whilst maintaining a portfolio of diversified asset classes, including equities (including SPAC and pre-IPO investments), fixed income and real estate. In 2018, Black Spade Capital became the first ever issuer of bonds denominated in Macau’s local currency patacas with its MOP$2 billion bond issuance.