Latham & Watkins Represents Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. in the de-SPAC Merger with Rigetti

A multidisciplinary deal team advises the SPAC that will make the full-stack quantum computing company a publicly traded company.

October 06, 2021

Rigetti & Co., Inc., a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing, has announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (NYSE:SNII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. When the transaction closes, the publicly traded company will be named Rigetti Computing, Inc. and its common stock is expected to be listed on the NYSE under the ticker “RGTI.”

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Washington, D.C. partners Patrick Shannon and Nicholas Luongo and Houston partner Ryan Maierson, with Houston associates Om Pandya, Paul Robe, and Carlyle Reid and Washington, D.C. associates Brad Guest and Adam Hurwitz. Advice was also provided on tax matters by Los Angeles partner Pardis Zomorodi, with Century City associate Abigail Friedman; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum; on intellectual property matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jeremy Wolsk, with Washington, D.C. associates Ryan Clore and Morgan Brubaker; on antitrust matters by Bay Area partner Joshua Holian; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman, with Washington, D.C. associate Julie Choi Shin; on government contracts matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Dean Baxtresser, with Washington, D.C. associate Josh Craddock.

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