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Latest SPAC News: Faze Clan considers going private, Richard Branson sits out Virgin Orbit’s flameout, and Tempo Automation to acquire Optimum Design Associates
Faze Clan considers going private amid financial concerns
Esports giant Faze Clan (NASDAQ:FAZE) is considering a restructure that would see it go private as it continues to struggle financially, according to Sports Business Journal (SBJ).
The gaming organisation went public last July after completing a merger with the B. Riley Principal 150 Merger Corp (BRPM) SPAC. At the time, the newly combined company called Faze Holdings was valued at $725 million.
However, it has seen its stock price decline significantly, putting itself at risk of being delisted by the Nasdaq stock exchange.READ
Billionaire Branson Sits Out Virgin Orbit’s Costly Flameout
Richard Branson, 72, whose Virgin Group has pumped more than $1 billion into Virgin Orbit (NASDAQ:VORB) – including $60 million in the past six months — hasn’t recently put in the money now needed to prop up the venture. That’s forcing the company to speak to external investors such as little-known Texas-based venture capital funder Matthew Brown, who has been touting himself as a possible savior of a business that was worth billions just a year ago.
Branson’s reserve coincides with growing caution among investors in an industry in which the technical risks are as high as the costs to surmount them. It marks a reversal for the businessman, a pioneer of the Covid-era SPAC boom for space companies that used the SPAC approach to provide startups with a rapid route to the public markets — potentially before they were ready for the scrutiny that comes with it.READ
Tempo Automation Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Optimum Design Associates Extending Its Accelerated Manufacturing Platform to Electronic Design Services
Tempo Automation Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMP), a leading software-accelerated electronics manufacturer, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Optimum Design Associates, Inc. and Optimum Design Associates Pty. Ltd., a fast-growing electronic design services company with offices in the United States and Australia that has delivered over 10,000 printed circuit board (PCB) designs to blue-chip customers.
By vertically integrating electronic design and manufacturing, Tempo expects to be able to engage with customers even earlier in their product design process, streamlining the hardware development journey and providing a more efficient and faster way to get electronic products to market. The anticipated benefits of the acquisition include access to Optimum’s experienced engineering team and cross-selling opportunities to expand the customer base. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of this year.
ACE Convergence closed its deal with Tempo in November 2022.READ
ARKO Corp. Urges Travel Center of America’s Board to Consider Superior Acquisition Proposal
ARKO Corp. (Nasdaq: ARKO) (“ARKO”), a Fortune 500 company and one of the largest convenience store operators in the United States, today issued a letter urging Travel Centers of America’s (NASDAQ: TA) (“TravelCenters”) Board to seriously consider ARKO’s proposal to acquire TravelCenters and engage with, rather than exclude, ARKO in the sale process.
ARKO de-SPAC’d with Haymaker II in December 2020.READ
Blue Ocean (NASDAQ:BOCN) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital media company TNL Mediagene at a pre-money enterprise value of $275 million. TNL Mediagene holds the Japanese licenses for a number digital media properties as well as Taipei-based The News Lens. The combined company Is expected to trade on the Nasdaq once...
Priveterra Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:PMGM) announced in an 8-K this morning that it plans to adjourn its special meeting to approve its combination with AEON Biopharma from noon today to the same time June 9. The SPAC plans to use this time to further engage with its shareholders as the ballot includes a variety of additional...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: EVe Mobility EVe Mobility Acquisition Corp. (EVE) Adds Non-Redemption Agreement On June 5, 2023, EVe Mobility Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:EVE) and the Sponsor entered into non-redemption agreements with unaffiliated third party investors, pursuant to which the Investors have, in connection with the Extension Meeting, agreed not to redeem, or to reverse and revoke any prior...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: ST Energy Transition I, MELI Kaszek Pioneer Corp. ST Energy Transition I Ltd. (STET) to Liquidate on June 7 ST Energy Transition I Ltd. (NYSE:STET) announced today that the Board of Directors has elected to dissolve and liquidate the company. Net of taxes and dissolution expenses, the per-share redemption price for the...
Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: WWAC) announced this afternoon that it has secured a $5 million PIPE for its proposed merger with consultancy firm Aeries Technology. While most PIPEs are priced at $10 per share, Worldwide Webb’s $5 million subscription agreement was executed at just $4.48 per share in a private placement to be completed concurrently...