AvePoint, a leading global Microsoft strategic cloud partner, has announced it has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Apex Technology, a special purpose acquisition company. The transaction, valuing the combined company at an equity value of approximately $2 billion, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 and trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker 'AVPT.' TJ Jiang, Co-Founder and CEO of AvePoint, explains why he decided to take AvePoint public now.