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K&L Gates Advises Gorilla Technology Group Inc. on Proposed Merger with Global SPAC Partners Co.

29 December 2021

New York – Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has advised Gorilla Technology Group Inc., a global provider of edge video analytic AI technology, on its proposed merger with blank check company Global SPAC Partners Co., through which Gorilla will become a publicly traded company.

The K&L Gates team that advised Gorilla was led by New York partner Robert Matlin and Taipei partner James Chen, and included New York partners Jonathan Barron and Adam Tejeda, Nashville partner David Bartz, and Taipei partner Billy Chen.

“We are very excited to have had the opportunity to assist Gorilla in becoming a public company and its next step of development,” Matlin said.

Gorilla, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is a global leader in video intelligence, cybersecurity intelligence, business intelligence, and AIoT technology. Established in 2001, the company develops a wide range of solutions including Smart Cities, Smart Retail, Enterprise Security, and Smart Media. In addition, Gorilla provides a complete Security Convergence Platform to government institutions, telecom companies, and private enterprises with network surveillance and cybersecurity.

Dr. Spincer Koh, founder and CEO of Gorilla, commented: “The K&L Gates team worked extremely well with our in-house deal team to provide practical solutions to get the agreement across the finish line. We were delighted with the way Rob, James, and the rest of the group approached this transaction, and were impressed with their professionalism and devotion throughout the process.”

The transaction is expected to close by the end of Q1 2022, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The combined company will retain the name of Gorilla Technology Group Inc. and expects to be listed on Nasdaq under the anticipated ticker symbol “GRRR.”

K&L Gates’ corporate practice is one of the most substantial in the legal industry, with more than 500 lawyers in offices on five continents providing clients with practical legal solutions in the structuring, financing, and completion of domestic, international, and cross-border transactions.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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