October 2022 – Hughes Hubbard advised CF Acquisition Corp. VIII, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Cantor Fitzgerald, in its merger with XBP Europe, Inc., the European business of Exela Technologies Inc. After closing, the combined company will be called XBP Europe Holdings, Inc. and is expected to be publicly listed on Nasdaq under the symbol XBP.

The merger made headlines in Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Law and Marketwatch.

Michael Traube, Gus Petropoulos, Alan Kravitz, Javad Husain and Valerie Ben-Or led the HHR team with assistance from Andy Braiterman, M. Shams Billah, Shahzeb Lari, Bryan Sillaman, Charlie Wachsstock, Edouard Gergondet, Tyler Grove, James Klaiber, Lynn Russo, Victor Boccardo and Ernesto Lappe.