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Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach has joined the board of a Dallas-based blank check company looking to invest $250 million in the media, sports and entertainment industries, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Staubach, a Preston Hollow neighbor, will be on the board of Victory Acquisition Corp. alongside former Van Halen member Sammy Hagar. Jim Lites, the Dallas Stars chairman, will serve as the CEO, and former Texas Rangers minority owner William Quinn will be the chairman.

“While we will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region in our identification and acquisition of a target company, we intend to focus our search for a target operating in the media, sports and entertainment industries, as well as the related technology and service sectors that support these industries,” according to a regulatory filing.

This isn’t Staubach’s introduction to the business world. In the past, he has served on the boards of American Airlines, Cinemark and Brinker International.

According to the filing, from 2008-2018, Staubach was the executive chairman of JLL Americas, a commercial real estate and property investment firm. Before then, he was the executive chairman of The Staubach Company, a global real estate advisory firm that merged with JLL in 2008.

“We believe our management’s extensive experience will allow us to efficiently identify and evaluate potential opportunities for our initial business combination,” the SPAC writes in the filing.

Victory Acquisition is not yet traded publicly, but according to the registration statement, the company intends to file for listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “VACIU” within the next two months, offering 25 million shares at $10 per share.


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