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Ajax I Announces Pricing of $750 Million Initial Public Offering

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Ajax I (the Company or Ajax) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 75,000,000 units, at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on The New York Stock Exchange (the NYSE) and will trade under the ticker symbol AJAX.U beginning on October 28, 2020. Each unit consists of one Class A ordinary share and one-fourth of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the Class A ordinary shares and the warrants are expected to be listed on the NYSE under the symbols AJAX and AJAX WS, respectively. The offering is expected to close on October 30, 2020.

Ajax is a new blank check company incorporated as a Cayman Islands exempted company and formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination (the Initial Business Combination) with one or more businesses. Ajax was established by founding partners Daniel Och and Glenn Fuhrman. In addition, Ajax has assembled a group of strategic board advisors comprised of Kevin Systrom, Anne Wojcicki, Jim McKelvey and Steve Ells.

While the Company may pursue an acquisition opportunity in any industry or sector, it intends to pursue investment opportunities with companies in sectors that align with the experience of its founders, management team and strategic advisors and that have defensible business models, large and growing end markets, and superior unit economics.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering, PJT Partners LP and LionTree Advisors LLC are acting as co-lead managers for the offering and Academy Securities, Inc., Blaylock Van, LLC, CastleOak Securities, L.P., C.L. King & Associates, Inc., Loop Capital Markets LLC, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc., Roberts & Ryan Investments, Inc., Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC and Tigress Financial Partners LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option from the date of the final prospectus to purchase up to an additional 11,250,000 units to cover the purchase of additional units, if any.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) on October 27, 2020. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering, when available, may be obtained for free by visiting EDGAR on the SECs website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, telephone: (866) 471-2526, email: [email protected]; Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 800-831-9146, or email: [email protected]; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204, or email: [email protected].

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements, including with respect to the initial public offering and search for an initial business combination. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Companys Registration Statement for the initial public offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SECs website, www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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DataTribe Announces Third Annual Cybersecurity Start-Up Challenge Finalists

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DataTribe, a global cyber foundry that invests in and co-builds next-generation cybersecurity and data science companies, announced today the finalists of its third annual DataTribe Challenge. The competition is poised to identify seed stage start-ups with a vision to disrupt cybersecurity and data science.

This years DataTribe Challenge submissions truly exemplified how the world has changed and where new-category defining technologies are coming from. We received submissions from all around the world and our finalists represent technologies that are 3-4 generations ahead of the existing commercial products, said Mike Janke, Co-founder of DataTribe. We are thrilled to welcome these finalists to compete as the winner of this years competition.

In a virtual event format this year, finalists will present a pitch and answer questions from judges on December 10, 2020. Three finalists will split $20,000 in prize money, and one winner will be eligible to receive up to $2 million in seed capital from DataTribe.

Finalists:

  • oak9: Based in Chicago, IL, oak9 enables developers to accelerate delivery while providing comprehensive security. The oak9 platform analyzes infrastructure-as-code and builds security into cloud native applications so they are secure and compliant by-design.
  • Scanta: Based in San Francisco, CA, Scantas mission is to secure conversational systems from adversarial attacks. Through the combination of AI and cybersecurity, Scanta’s security platform identifies and prevents attacks on a wide range of conversational systems.
  • SightGain: Based in Washington, DC, SightGain is the only cybersecurity risk management platform that evaluates security readiness by testing how well both production systems and personnel detect and prevent actual malicious attacks.

In addition to presentations from finalists during the Finalists Event this year, the CyberWires Chief Analyst, Rick Howard, will host experts from The CyberWire’s Hash Table for an insightful discussion of key cyber trends in 2021.

About DataTribe

DataTribe is a startup foundry that invests in and co-builds world class startups focused on generational leaps in cybersecurity and data science. Founded by leading investors, start-up veterans and alumni of the U.S. intelligence community, DataTribe commits capital, in-kind services, access to an unparalleled network, and decades of professional expertise to give their companies an unfair advantage. DataTribe is headquartered in the Washington-Baltimore metro area, in Fulton, Maryland. For more information, visit https://datatribe.com.

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H.I.G. Growth Partners Completes Strategic Transaction with The Center for Digestive Health and Pinnacle GI Partners

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H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G.”), the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed a strategic investment in Pinnacle GI Partners (Pinnacle GI or the Company), the affiliated management services organization for The Center for Digestive Health (CDH). CDH is a premier provider of digestive health services in the state of Michigan.

Partha Nandi MD, FACP from CDH will serve as President and Practice CEO for Pinnacle GI. Dr. Nandi stated, Our goal in partnering with H.I.G. is to create excellence in gastrointestinal care throughout Michigan. We have a shared vision to leverage the best practices of The Center for Digestive Health throughout the region to deliver innovative clinical solutions to patients, participating payers and major employers. Dr Nandi added, Pinnacle GI is passionate about preserving independent gastroenterology practices for physicians in Michigan and the region.

Mark Tricolli, Managing Director with H.I.G., said, We identified the gastroenterology practice management sector as an area for investment given the strong industry tailwinds driven by an aging population and a higher awareness of GI-related illnesses. We are very excited to partner with the doctors, employees, shareholders and management team of CDH, which has significant infrastructure in place to support continued growth in Michigan, an underserved and significantly fragmented market.

Scott Fraser, the former President of Practice Management at Physicians Endoscopy and a former founding executive of EndoChoice, Inc., will join the Companys Board of Directors. Mr. Fraser brings over 20 years of experience in the gastroenterology space, including developing and executing against growth plans and rapidly scaling multiple GI companies.

KPMG served as the exclusive financial adviser to The Center for Digestive Health, with Foley & Lardner LLP serving as legal advisor. McDermott, Will & Emery served as legal advisor to H.I.G. Debt financing to support the recapitalization was provided by Deerpath Capital Management, L.P.

About The Center for Digestive Health

The Center for Digestive Health is a leading gastroenterology practice based in Michigan with 10 locations and 19 providers, ranking it amongst the most sizable gastroenterology physician groups in the United States. The Company provides comprehensive gastroenterology physician services and a fully integrated suite of ancillary services including anesthesia, pathology, infusion and clinical research. For more information, please visit www.troygastro.com.

About H.I.G. Growth Partners

H.I.G. Growth Partners is the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with $42 billion of equity capital under management.* H.I.G. Growth seeks to make both majority and minority investments in strong, growth-oriented businesses located throughout North America, Europe and Latin America. H.I.G. Growth Partners considers investments across all industries but focuses on certain high-growth sectors where it has extensive in-house expertise such as technology, healthcare, internet and media, consumer products and technology-enabled financial and business services. H.I.G. Growth strives to work closely with its management teams to serve as an experienced resource, providing broad-based strategic, operational, recruiting, and financial management services from a vast in-house team and a substantial network of third-party relationships. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.HIGgrowth.com.

* Based on total capital commitments managed by H.I.G. Capital and affiliates.

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Pacific Premier Bank Makes $200,000 Grant to Susan G. Komen’s Patient Navigation Initiative for Breast Health in Orange County

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Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPBI), the holding company of Pacific Premier Bank (the Bank), announced today the Bank has contributed a grant of $200,000 to Susan G. Komens recently launched pilot program, the Patient Navigation Initiative (PNI) for Breast Health in Orange County, California. The PNI will provide curriculum-based navigation services to patients in an effort to improve the outcomes among underserved populations who are dying from breast cancer at disproportionately higher rates.

The Bank is the first corporate partner to invest in the program, which addresses health inequalities and improves access to breast cancer care in Orange County, California. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Orange County. An average of five women per day are diagnosed with breast cancer and one woman dies from the disease every day. Susan G. Komen helps women and men, particularly those with little or no health insurance, receive breast health education, screening, treatment, and support.

Orange County remains a key community for Susan G. Komen to carry out several of the organizations key mission priorities, said Megan Klink, Vice President of Susan G. Komens West Region. Komens Orange County community is poised to do this important, innovative work together with our local partners to tackle cancerthe second leading cause of death in Orange County.

PNI is based on a patient-centered delivery model designed to improve access to healthcare services, guide patients through a complex and confusing healthcare system, and overcome various barriers to healthcare. The pilot initiative will primarily serve low-income, uninsured, or underinsured women.

PNI is the first initiative of its kind in the Susan G. Komen organization to focus on workforce development in order to contribute to earlier detection for Orange County residents battling breast cancer. The program will train and mobilize Community Health Workers and Patient Navigators to assist low-income women in navigating through breast cancer services, treatment, and resources. These trained workers will establish and implement protocols and tracking mechanisms to ensure all patients have access to breast health screenings, mammography, and the support for completing treatment “ key to a cancer patients survival.

Pacific Premiers donation is responsive to the need to address equitable health and well-being for low-income and other vulnerable populations in Orange County, said Steve Gardner, Chairman, President, and CEO of Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. We are proud to be a key health equity partner with Susan G. Komen to address this gap in care and build a strategic initiative that will benefit not only underserved patients, but also our local economy. We see this as an enormous avenue to strengthen the role that Patient Navigators play in healthcare delivery and care coordination, aiming at improving a breast cancer patients access to care.

This unique 3-year PNI pilot program will begin with residents of Orange County, with a long-term goal for Susan G. Komen to replicate the program and impact in other communities around the country.

For more information about the Patient Navigation Initiative from Susan G. Komen, visit komenoc.org.

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the worlds largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzys life. Komen is working to better the lives of those that face breast cancer in Orange County. Through events like the MORE THAN PINK WALK in Orange County, Komen has invested more than $42 million in community breast health programs and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, visit komenoc.org.

About Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc.

Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPBI) is the parent company of Pacific Premier Bank, a California-based commercial bank focused on serving small, middle-market, and corporate businesses throughout the western United States in major metropolitan markets in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada. Founded in 1983, Pacific Premier Bank has grown to become one of the largest banks in the western region of the United States, with approximately $20 billion in total assets. Pacific Premier Bank provides banking products and services, including deposit accounts, digital banking, and treasury management services, to businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and nonprofit organizations. Pacific Premier Bank also offers a wide array of loan products, such as commercial business loans, lines of credit, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans, agribusiness loans, franchise lending, home equity lines of credit, and construction loans. Pacific Premier Bank offers commercial escrow services and facilitates 1031 Exchange transactions through its Commerce Escrow division. Pacific Premier Bank offers clients IRA custodial services through its Pacific Premier Trust division, which has approximately $15 billion of assets under custody and approximately 44,000 client accounts comprised of self-directed investors, financial institutions, capital syndicators, and financial advisors. Additionally, Pacific Premier Bank provides nationwide customized banking solutions to Home Owners’ Associations and Property Management companies. Pacific Premier Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. For additional information about Pacific Premier Bancorp, Inc. and Pacific Premier Bank, visit our website: www.ppbi.com.

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Steven R. Gardner

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

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Brett Villaume

SVP, Director of Investor Relations

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