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The News Archive for Darrell Mays

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The News Archive for Darrell Mays

Darrell Mays

CEO & Managing Partner

Navigation Capital Partners
Atlanta, GA, USA
30 Jun 2021 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta's Navigation Capital raising $690M for 'SPAC' acquisitions

The four "SPAC" acquisitions – Navigation Capital Acquisition VI, VII, VIII and IX – include companies in financial technology, telecommunications, and manufacturing services. Navigation Capital Acquisition VII would be led by Darrell Mays as chairman and Bert Ellis as CEO. Mays is a managing partner of Navigation Capital. Ellis is an Atlanta entrepreneur and CEO of Ellis Capital.

29 Jun 2021 | Bloomberg

‘Super Soaker’ Inventor Joins Rare Quadruple Play in SPAC Market

The serial dealmakers at Navigation Capital Partners unveiled plans for a quartet of new blank-check companies, in the latest sign that repeat issuers’ enthusiasm for the SPAC market remains unabated. The investment firm aims to raise $150 million apiece for Navigation Capital Acquisition VI, VII, VIII and IX... Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the “Super Soaker” water gun, is chief executive officer of one of the special purpose acquisition companies, while Super Bowl champion Jerome “the Bus” Bettis will be on the board of another.

21 Jan 2021 | Business Wire

Navigation Capital Partners SPAC Operations Significantly Expands SPAC Portfolio

Navigation Capital Partners (Navigation), an Atlanta-based private equity firm, today announced significant expansion of its SPAC Operations portfolio by funding three special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Navigation launched its SPAC Operations Group in 2019.

18 Sep 2020 | Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta PE firm Navigation Capital launches into SPACs

The future of taking a company public could lie in an investment vehicle that has rapidly gained popularity in 2020. Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, also known as “blank check companies,” are having a record-breaking year. Atlanta’s Navigation Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, launched a SPAC Operations Group in 2019...

28 Feb 2020

The nsoro Foundation Raises $1.3 M For Scholarships

The event was a celebration of 15 years of service and raising $1.3 million for aspiring collegians aging out of the foster care system. The distinguished guests were nsoro's twenty-nine college graduates from ten states across the country. Their presence provided up close insights on the value of nsoro's Scholarship and the critical wrap-around supports provided throughout their post-secondary journey.