Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV

3485 N. Pines Way

Suite 110

Wilson, Wyoming 83014 


February 27, 2019




U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

100 F Street, N.E.

Washington, D.C. 20549

Attention: Dorrie Yale


  Re: Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV

Registration Statement on Form S-1

Filed February 11, 2019, as amended

File No. 333- 229608


Dear Ms. Yale:


Pursuant to Rule 461 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. IV hereby requests acceleration of effectiveness of the above referenced Registration Statement so that it will become effective at 4:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 28, 2019, or as soon as thereafter practicable.


  Very truly yours,
  /s/ Daniel J. Hennessy
  Daniel J. Hennessy
  President and Chief Executive Officer


cc: Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP