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Latest SPAC News: SEC charges Marcum LLP for quality control deficiencies, flyExclusive launches enhanced Jet Club and fractional program and Owlet announces clearance from FDA
SEC Charges Audit Firm Marcum LLP for Widespread Quality Control Deficiencies
The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged audit firm Marcum LLP with systemic quality control failures and violations of audit standards in connection with audit work for hundreds of SPAC clients beginning at the latest in 2020.
The SEC’s order also found that Marcum’s deficiencies were not limited to SPAC clients, but they reflected systemic quality control failures throughout the firm. Marcum agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle the charges.READ
flyExclusive Launches Enhanced Jet Club and Fractional Program
flyExclusive, a leading provider of premium private jet charter experiences, today announced expanded features to its award-winning Jet Club and fractional program that will allow members to benefit from increased savings and flexibility.
The program enhancements advance flyExclusive’s commitment to offering an unrivaled, best-in-class customer experience focused on safety, comfort and convenience.
EG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:EGGF) announced its $600 million business combination with flyExclusive in October 2022.READ
Owlet Announces FDA-Clearance of the First Prescription Pulse Oximetry Sock for Infants
Owlet (NYSE: OWLT), the pioneer of smart baby monitoring, announces clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) of BabySat™, the first medical pulse-oximetry device featuring its advanced, wire-free sock design. Owlet is a leader in infant health data, having monitored more than 1 million babies, and with BabySat, combines its consumer-first expertise with hospital-grade monitoring accuracy.
Owlet completed its business combination with Sandbridge in July 2021.READ
FG Merger III Corp. filed for a $150 million IPO yesterday afternoon, marking the third SPAC to file on Wednesday. Similar to Blue Room (NASDAQ:IBLUU), which filed its $200 million IPO yesterday morning, FG Merger III intends to focus its search for a target business in the financial services industry in North America. Notably, FG...
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:VCXA) announced that it has completed its business combination with African Agriculture after shareholders approved the deal at a special meeting held on December 5. In connection with the meeting, 10X II received redemption requests for 1,857,033 Class A ordinary shares, representing 98.7% in aggregate redemptions since 10X II’s...
At the SPAC of Dawn The latter half of 2023 has largely told a story of retrenchment in the SPAC market as much of the excess in the domain has found itself terminating and liquidating. But, the increase in outgoing has not completely canceled out the boom in incoming as three new SPACs filed to...
TechyBird Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:TKBD) filed for a $60 million IPO today, putting it in line to become the second 2023 IPO from an underwriter that is relatively new to the SPAC space. That underwriter, Spartan Capital Securities, brought Aimei Health Technology (NASDAQ:AFJK) to market last week with similar terms as this new member to its...
Blue Room Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:IBLUU) submitted its S-1 filing this morning for a $200 million IPO. The new SPAC has set its sights on targets in the financial sector, ranging in market value between $250 million and $500 million, and primarily situated in the U.S. Its primary objective is to identify an innovative company leveraging...