Barkbox Announces it will Become a Public Company through Merger with Northern Star Acquisition Corporation

December 17, 2020Client News

Gunderson Dettmer client Barkbox, Inc., a leading global omni-channel brand for dogs, announced its definitive merger agreement with Northern Star Acquisition Corporation, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The business combination values Barkbox at an implied $1.6 billion enterprise value.

The Gunderson deal team was led by corporate partner Melissa Marks, IPO/public companies chair Jeff Vetter, corporate partner Brooks Stough, M&A specialist John Olson, tech partner Katie Gardner, executive compensation partner James Hauser, special counsel Keith Scherer and associates Hilary Adams, Wenli Cai, Alex Khachaturian, Samuel Willie, and Amanda Ferber.