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Latest SPAC News: AgileThought files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Hostess’ stock surges on talks of sale, and Barca to move HQ of its content subsidiary to the Netherlands
IT services firm AgileThought files for chapter 11 bankruptcy, return to private company
After going public in 2021, Irving-based IT services company AgileThought Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIL) announced a financial restructuring deal with Blue Torch Finance LLC that is set to take the company off the market.
The company announced a go-private transaction Monday, underpinned by an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Blue Torch Finance. In order to run this deal, AgileThought filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, which allows companies to stay in business while restructuring their financial obligations.
When the company went public in 2021, it had an initial market value of $491 million. AgileThought linked up with a special purpose acquisition company to go public. LIV Capital Acquisition Corp., headquartered in Mexico, backed the SPAC after it evaluated 80 companies before deciding on AgileThought.READ
Hostess’ stock surges on talks of sale
Shares of Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWNK) surged nearly 30% in mid-day trading on Aug. 25, eventually finishing 21.7% higher for the day, on news that the Lenexa-based snacks maker is exploring a sale after receiving takeover interest.
Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters said a number of companies have expressed interest in Hostess, including General Mills, Inc., Mondelez International, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Hershey Co.
Barça to move headquarters of its content subsidiary to the Netherlands before Nasdaq IPO
Barcelona has chosen to establish the headquarters of Barça Media, its content creation business branch, in the Netherlands in order to float it on the Nasdaq stock exchange, according to records filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Spanish soccer giant follows in the footsteps of Ferrovial, the Spanish infrastructure multinational that recently and controversially moved its headquarters to the Netherlands to make the leap to Wall Street and raise capital on the American stock exchange.
The president of Barça, Joan Laporta, wants to list Barça Media through a complex operation that involves a merger with Mountain & Co. I Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: MCAA), a SPAC.
Chamath Palihapitiya’s Venture Firm Offered to Sell Hundreds of Startup Stakes
Social Capital, the investment firm led by venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, tried to sell stakes in hundreds of young companies in June of this year, according to people familiar with the matter. The stakes for sale were worth $312 million in total based on the valuations at which the companies last raised money, the people said.
It’s not clear what prompted Social Capital to want to sell its stakes in the 258 companies, and it couldn’t be learned whether the firm completed the sales.READ
October is set to be a quiet month for lock-up expirations with only four de-SPACs and four sponsors now open to trade their shares for the first time. The first customer is Bitdeer Technologies. Its shareholders and the Blue Safari sponsor both stand to gain the most out of this group from moving some of...
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that its shareholders approved its combination with NKGen Biotech at a special meeting September 25. A total of 3,386,528 shares were redeemed in connection with the vote, leaving Graf IV with about $27.6 million in the tank and a final redemption rate of 84.3%....
Anzu Special Acquisition Corp I (NASDAQ:ANZU) has closed its combination with Envoy Medical and its shares and warrants are to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “COCH” and “COCHW” on October 2. The SPAC secured shareholder approval on September 27 and still has not divulged redemption figures. But, it went into the vote...
Mercato Partners (NASDAQ:MPRA) closed its combination with Brazilian software firm Nuvini this afternoon and its shares and warrants are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “NVNI” and “NVNIW” on October 2. The combined company will continue to be led by its existing CEO and a seven-member Board including Mercato CEO Dr....
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. $1 bln metals SPAC deal backed by Glencore, automakers collapses A $1 billion metals deal by blank-cheque fund ACG Acquisition Co has been terminated following delays when the different sides, which included a leading global miner and...