Virgin Orbit: $157M in firm backlog and a $250M hedge fund commitment if cash runs low

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— Small satellite launch service provider Virgin Orbit said it had sufficient cash to meet expected costs in 2022 assuming it meets its planned ramp-up of contract signings and books initial cash on those new orders.

In the event this falls short, the company has secured a $250-million standby equity purchase agreement with Ya II PN Ltd., a Cayman Islands-headquartered hedge fund operated by Yorkville Advisors Global of New Jersey.

Under the facility, concluded on March 28, Virgin Orbit may . . .

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