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Latest SPAC News: Lucid Air Grand Touring fails to meet EPA mileage range, Embark Trucks to cut 70% of workforce, and Sonder to reduce employees by 14%
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring Fails to Meet EPA Mileage Range
The highly anticipated 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (NASDAQ:LCID) needs to catch up to its EPA mileage range. According to a recent test, the luxury electric vehicle missed its estimated range by nearly 80 miles. This is a significant setback for the vehicle’s manufacturers, who have been promoting its long-range capabilities.
Lucid completed its merger with Churchill Capital IV in July 2021.READ
Embark Trucks lays off workers, explores liquidation of self-driving truck assets
Embark Trucks (NASDAQ:EMBK), the autonomous trucking company that went public in 2021 via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, is cutting 70% of its workforce and shutting down two offices. And the pain may not be over as CEO Alex Rodrigues noted in an email to employees that the remaining 30% of workers will focus on winding down operations.READ
Sonder reduces workforce by 14% in latest layoff round
Short-term rental lodging firm Sonder (NASDAQ:SOND) is making around 100 corporate employees redundant, amounting to close to 14 per cent of the startup’s overall workforce.
The news was revealed by Francis Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Sonder, in the startup’s earnings call on Wednesday. The layoffs are set to take effect at the end of the first quarter next month.
Sonder went public last January via a business combination with SPAC Gores Metropoulos II, when it was valued in the region of $1.9 billion.READ
Altimeter Partner Chris Conforti to Leave the Investment Firm
Altimeter Capital Management partner Chris Conforti plans to leave the investment firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Conforti plans to join a new firm as a co-founder with former Whale Rock Capital Management partner Kristov Paulus, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
Conforti was involved in an Altimeter-backed SPAC’s merger that took Grab Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRAB), according to securities filings.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending March 31, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. Filings continue to remain quiet, but SPACs did manage to price two more IPOs this week with TMT Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: TMTCU) and Trailblazer Merger...
Hudson Acquisition I Corp. (NASDAQ:HUDA) announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with a pre-clinical-stage biotechnology company. The SPAC did not provide many details on the unnamed target, but disclosed that the biotech company is focused on developing intranasal preventives for major disease-causing respiratory viruses. As a condition to the target...
Heading into April, SPACs are to see eight sponsors and 11 de-SPAC’d companies freed from lock-ups and ready to trade. Most of these lock-up expirations are loaded into the final week of the month, but those hitting this milestone already next week include some of the more interesting transactions of the crop. In particular, MoonLake...
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Ares Acquisition Corporation II (NYSE:AACT) filed its S-1 yesterday afternoon for a $400 million IPO, marking the second SPAC to file for an IPO in March and the largest since December 20, 2021, when Gores Holdings X Inc. filed for a $725 million SPAC. Ares II intends to focus its search on an established target...