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Latham & Watkins Advises Blaize in Business Combination with BurTech Acquisition Corp.

December 22, 2023
Multidisciplinary team represents the AI computing platforms provider in in de-SPAC transaction to become a publicly traded company.

Blaize, Inc. (Blaize), a provider of purpose-built, AI-enabled edge computing solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with BurTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRKH), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Upon closing of the proposed transaction, Blaize will become a publicly traded company and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under a new ticker symbol. The proposed transaction values Blaize at a pro forma enterprise value of US$894 million.

Latham & Watkins LLP is advising Blaize in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Houston partners Ryan Lynch and Ryan Maierson and Bay Area partner Brian Patterson, with associates Bryan Ryan, Ziyad Barghouthy, Haley Sandoval, Kevin Donovan, and Alexandra Cumberland. Advice was also provided on emerging companies matters by associates Omar Ammash, Erica Kucharski, and Kojo Hayward*; on tax matters by Houston partner Jared Grimley, with associate Ronald Moore; on benefits matters by Bay Area partner Julie Crisp, with associates Morgan Wesner and Megan Ampe; on finance matters by Houston partner Matt Jones, with associate Chris Wood; on environmental matters by Los Angeles/Houston partner Josh Marnitz, with associate Jim Lambert; on intellectual property and data privacy matters by Bay Area partner Michelle Gross, with associates Andrew Abokhair, Kiara Vaughn, and Lyle Stewart; on anticorruption matters by Washington, D.C./New York partner Nicholas McQuaid, with associate Ryan Malo; on CFIUS matters by Washington, D.C. partner James Barker; on sanctions matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Catherine Hein, with associate Julie Shin; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jason Cruise and Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro.

*Admitted to practice in Ontario only.