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Latest SPAC News: VW, Glencore back $1B SPAC mine deal, Lordstown Motors to sue Foxconn, and Circle to move forward with IPO
VW, Glencore Back $1 Billion SPAC Mine Deal to Secure EV Metals
Russian metal industry veteran Artem Volynets’ blank check firm agreed to acquire two Brazilian mines for $1 billion including debt in a bid to tap demand from electric-vehicle makers.
London-listed ACG Acquisition Co. (LON:ACG) is buying the assets from private equity firm Appian Capital Advisory, according to a statement Monday confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. Volkswagen AG’s (OTCMKTS: VWAPY) battery arm will support the deal with a $100 million prepayment for future nickel deliveries, while commodities trader Glencore Plc (OTCMKTS: GLNCY) will buy $100 million of ACG stock.READ
Lordstown Motors to sue former savior Foxconn
Lordstown Motors (NASDAQ:RIDE), the Ohio-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, is preparing to sue Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer, if it fails to buy nearly 10% of Lordstown’s shares and pulls out of an investment agreement.
The threat of litigation comes as Lordstown struggles to raise capital and stay in business. Lordstown has faced a long string of capital challenges and internal scandals since becoming publicly traded following a merger with a special purpose acquisition company.
Circle Moves Forward With IPO Plans Despite The SEC’s Moves
The SEC has been closely monitoring the crypto industry after the events from last year. Top players like Binance and Coinbase have recently faced lawsuits from the top regulator.
However, Circle, the USDC stablecoin issuer, recently announced that it would proceed with its public listing plans despite the decisive action taken by the SEC.
Circle’s move towards being a publicly listed company began during the 2021 cryptocurrency’s bullish season. At that time, the company stated that it was ready to enter a merger with a SPAC to become a public company.READ
Nabors Energy Transition Corp. (NYSE:NETC) announced this morning that Vast has added an equity commitment of up to $10 million to its combination with concentrated solar power producer Vast. The new commitment comes at $10.20 per share from the Canberra Airport Group and half of it is to come up front at close. A further...
M3-Brigade III (NYSE:MBSC) announced this morning that it has closed its combination with Canadian energy producer Greenfire and the combined company is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol “GFR” later today. Concurrent with close, Greenfire also issued $300 million in new senior secured notes at a 2% discount, priced at $980 per...
Murphy Canyon Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MURF) announced this afternoon that its stockholders voted in favor of the proposed business combination with Conduit Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Conduit”). Details on the vote, along with redemption numbers, have not been filed yet, but the Company expects the closing to occur as soon as practicable, subject to the satisfaction or waiver...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Juniper II Corp. Juniper II Corp. (JUN) to Liquidate on October 10, 2023 Juniper II Corp. (NYSE: JUN), today announced that its board of directors has determined to redeem all of its outstanding shares of Class A common stock with such redemption anticipated to be effective as of October 10, 2023. The...
TradeUP (NASDAQ:UPTD) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that has entered into additional subscription agreements in connection with its combination with Estrella Biopharma. Under these subscription agreements, Plentiful Limited and Lianhe World Limited, collectively known as the “Investors”, agreed to each buy $5,000,000 worth of UPTD’s common stock, priced at $10.00 per share. However, if,...