Mergers and acquisitions have played an important role in building the cryptocurrency ecosystem as they allowed the entry of new interested entities. The recent crypto boom also allowed several niche companies to become part of the traditional financial juggernaut. This new wave for tie-ups was further evidenced when Bitcoin mining firm Greenidge merged with Support.com to become Nasdaq’s latest entrant. Greenidge shares will be traded as GREE from here on out, combining the entities of both companies.
According to the merger details, each share of Support .com will be canceled and converted into the 0.115 shares of Greenidge Class A common stock. If there remains any fraction of the exchange leftover, it will be settled in cash. Greenidge first shot to fame after committing to a 100 percent carbon-neutral Bitcoin mining process at all their locations. Post the merger announcement, Greenidge CEO Jeff Kirt stated:
“This merger is an important next step for Greenidge as we build upon our existing, integrated, and proven platform for Bitcoin mining and generation of lower-carbon affordable power.”
As soon as the merger is complete, Support.com is set to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Greenidge Generation Holdings Incorporated. The merger is being overseen by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission [SEC], which published a report on the two companies. Sources close to the merger informed us that Support.com will further provide a $33 million cash influx to streamline the merger.
Support.com President Lance Rosenzweig was of the opinion that the partnership would open up new doors in a regulated cryptocurrency environment. The cash flow is set to be directed into customer interface, security software, and improving the privacy expertise of the organization. The mining firm will conduct its operations from its upstate New York facility with support from its other branches.