Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Latest SPAC News: eToro agrees to $120M secondary share sale, Lotus cuts jobs, and ZeroNox announces multi-year partnership with NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team
Israel’s eToro agrees to $120 mln secondary share sale
Israeli digital brokerage eToro has agreed to a $120 million secondary share sale, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, more than a year after it scrapped its plans to go public through a merger with FinTech Acquisition Corp.
Through the secondary sale, the company is giving its employees and angel investors a chance to sell shares to eToro’s existing investors, according to an internal memo whose contents were confirmed by a company spokesperson.
Lotus cuts jobs, plans China factory
Lotus Cars will cut up to 200 jobs from its UK workforce after posting heavy financial losses for the second consecutive year.
The move comes as Lotus gears up to make its electric cars at a plant in China for export to the UK and other markets. Lotus announced that it made a pre-tax loss of £145.1 million in 2022, after a £86.6 million loss in the previous year.
Lotus, owned by Chinese company Geely, stated in January that it will seek public listing of the car-maker in the US through a merger with L Catterton Asia (NASDAQ:LCAA). The deal values Lotus at $5.4 billion.READ
ZeroNox Announces Multi-Year Partnership with NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team
ZeroNox Inc., a leading provider of sustainable, off-highway vehicle electrification, today announced a multi-year partnership agreement with the NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team. The agreement marks the Company’s entry into the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (“Formula E”).
ZeroNox will join Formula E for seasons 10, 11, and 12, and benefit from mutual partnership opportunities including brand awareness, technical synergies and potential collaborations across the Formula E Ecosystem.
As previously announced, ZeroNox signed a definitive business combination agreement with The Growth for Good Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: GFGD).READ
JET.AI LAUNCHES AI-POWERED CHARTER BOOKING PLATFORM: CHARTERGPT
Jet Token Inc., doing business as Jet.AI, an innovative private aviation, AI, company, today announced the launch of its AI-powered charter booking application, CharterGPT. This cutting-edge technology automates the manual process of booking a private jet. Through natural language processing, the CharterGPT app communicates with both consumers and charter operators to reduce the time spent by a broker as the “human-in-the-loop.”
CharterGPT is Jet.AI’s most recent product launch comes on the heels of its proposed business combination announcement with Oxbridge Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: OXAC).READ
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Shell company Vertex Tech to buy streaming platform in landmark deal for Singapore Singapore’s Vertex Technology Acquisition Corp (VTAC) (VERT.SI) will buy live streaming platform 17LIVE Inc for up to S$925.1 million ($676 million), the special purpose...
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) has closed its combination with NKGen Biotech and its shares and warrants will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “NKGN” and “NKGNW” today. The SPAC secured shareholder approval for the deal last week with 84.3% redemptions. Graf IV CEO James Graf is set to join the combined company...
An In-Depth Look at SPAC Activity Throughout the Third Quarter of 2023 Below is a summary of the year-to-date SPAC performance. We’re now three-quarters of the way through 2023 and while activity remains muted, there is a sense that SPACs have run the most difficult part of the “correction” gauntlet and have reached a better...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 29, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As September comes to a close, SPACs did not price any IPOs during the month with the most recent IPO (99 Acquisition Group) having priced...
Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:ACAQ) announced this afternoon that its stockholders approved its combination with German EV-maker e.GO at a special meeting held earlier today. Additionally, Athena Consumer’s warrant proposal to convert all outstanding warrants to 0.175 shares in the combined company was also approved. A total of 884,880 shares of Athena Class A Common...