Blank-check firm backed by former MGM Resorts CEO looks to raise $300 million via IPO

(Reuters) - A blank-check firm backed by James Murren, former chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International MGM.N, is looking to raise up to $300 million in its initial public offering, its regulatory filing showed on Monday. (

Acies Acquisition Corp is offering 30 million units at $10 apiece. Each unit represents one ordinary share and one-quarter of a redeemable warrant. Each whole warrant gives the holder the right to buy one ordinary share at $11.50.

Murren stepped down from his role as CEO of MGM Resorts earlier this year before the expiration of his contract.

A blank-check firm, also known as a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), is a shell company that uses IPO proceeds to buy another company, in a deal that takes the private company public. High-profile investors like Bill Ackman, Michael Klein and Chamath Palihapitiya have raised billions through their SPACs this year.

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Oppenheimer & Co are the underwriters for the offering.

Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel