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Nicholas Singer

Founder & Managing Member

Purchase Capital

Miami, FL, USA

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Nicholas Singer’s Biography

Nicholas J. Singer is Founder & Managing Member of Purchase Capital, an investment firm that serves as his family office. Purchase Capital provides patient capital for public and private companies with strong potential for long-term value creation. It also acts as a sponsor to institutional investors, foundations, and endowments.

Nicholas has over 20 years of investing experience in both public markets and private equity. With an analytical and entrepreneurial approach, he takes an active role in the portfolio companies of Purchase Capital as it invests across a variety of asset classes and industries. Purchase Capital’s primary holdings include OTR Acquisition, United Parks, IntegriCo Composites, and Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics.

He is CEO & Chairman of OTR Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: OTRA), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) focusing on business combinations, including M&A, stock purchase, capital stock exchange, and reorganization.

Nicholas is also the Founder & Executive Chairman of United Parks, an owner and operator of family entertainment properties across the United States, including historic Playland in Rye, New York.

He serves as Executive Chairman of IntegriCo Composites, an industrial products manufacturer that creates new products out of hard-to-recycle plastic. Nicholas is also a shareholder and former board member of Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics (NYSE: BTX), a biopharmaceutical company researching new cancer treatments.

Prior to his current roles, Nicholas was Co-Founder and Co-Managing Member of Standard General, an SEC-registered investment advisor that manages event-driven opportunity funds. He was also a Founding Partner of Cyrus Capital Partners, a Principal at Och-Ziff Capital Management (now Sculptor Capital), and an Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Nicholas holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a BAS in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Nicholas Singer’s Newsfeed

The Journal News
Westchester lawmakers OK new Playland contract after bitter legal battle

Westchester County lawmakers approved a new contract for a company to manage Playland on Monday, after the effort to dissolve the old contract fizzled. The county Board of Legislators voted 13-4 to give a new contract to Standard Amusements. Under the new deal, Standard would take over day-to-day operations of the park on Dec. 1. 

Businesswire
Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics Completes Reverse Merger with NTN Buzztime

Brooklyn ImmunoTherapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on exploring the role that cytokine-based therapy can have in treating patients with cancer, today announced the completion of the reverse merger with NTN Buzztime, Inc. Brooklyn will focus on the advancement of IRX-2, its cytokine-based compound for the treatment of various cancers, as well as opportunities in the area of gene editing/cell therapy through its option agreement with Factor Bioscience/Novellus.

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Nicholas Singer’s Background

Purchase Capital
Founder & Managing Member
2014 - Present
Miami, FL, USA
Purchase Capital is an investment firm that provides patient capital for both public and private companies. It takes a thoughtful approach toward deploying capital and is flexible with regard to debt or equity.
OTR Acquisition Corp.
Chairman & CEO
2020 - Present
Miami, FL, USA
OTR Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. OTR is particularly interested in businesses within an enterprise value range of $500 million to $2.5 billion.
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Current Board Positions

United Parks
Executive Chairman
Miami, FL, USA
United Parks is an owner and operator of amusement parks and water parks, including the iconic Rye Playland in New York. The company’s mission is to offer unparalleled entertainment value.
IntegriCo Composites Inc.
Executive Chairman
Sarepta, LA, USA
IntegriCo Composites is a leading manufacturer of composite products created from 100% recycled plastic and primarily sold to railroad, E&P, pipeline, and industrial companies.
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Media

Westchester County, Standard reach settlement over Rye Playland management
Dec 2020
"Westchester County and Standard Amusements have reached a settlement over management of county owned Playland amusement park, potentially ending a bitter and costly legal dispute. The settlement means the company would manage the park and the county would end its effort to dissolve their partnership."
OTR Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of $104.5 Million Initial Public Offering, Including Partial Exercise of the Overallotment Option
Nov 2020
"OTR Acquisition Corp. today announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of 10,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The Company’s units commenced trading on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “OTRAU.” Each unit consisted of one share of Class A common stock and one half of one redeemable warrant."
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Awards & Endorsements

The Business Council of Westchester
Rising Star Award
2015
Rye Brook, NY, USA
2015's honorees represent a wide-range of professionals from various fields, including advertising, nonprofits, government, media, healthcare and education. The awards are a reflection of the creativity, drive and spirit of professionals in Westchester County.

Nicholas Singer’s Education