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Latest SPAC News: Marti takes on Istanbul’s top cab group in legal battle, Faraday Future on track to start production of electric SUV, and Presto to use ChatGPT AI
Turkish Ride App Marti Takes on Taxi Boss in Fight for Istanbul’s Megacity Market
Turkish mobility app Marti is in a legal battle over its new taxi-hailing service with Istanbul’s top yellow cab group, as the tech company prepares to list on the New York Stock Exchange through a merger with Galata (NYSE:GLTA).
Marti has appealed a court decision to block access to the Marti TAG and Marti Motosiklet apps, co-founder and CEO Oguz Alper Oktem said on Twitter on Thursday. The original complaint from a group representing Istanbul’s yellow taxis claimed the ride-hailing service created unfair competition that amounted to piracy.READ
Faraday Future on track to start production of FF 91 this month if funds come through
Faraday Future (NASDAQ:FFIE) said Wednesday it plans to start production of its all-electric FF 91 Futurist SUV at the end of March after years of delay, lack of capital and internal drama that threatened the company’s existence.
Faraday Future had previously indicated that production would start in March, but had yet to select a date.
The company has grappled with delays and drama for years, which escalated after going public in July 2021 via a merger with special purpose acquisitions company Property Solutions Acquisition Corp.READ
Presto Embeds ChatGPT AI in Drive-Thru Voice Assistants
Restaurant voice AI developer Presto Automation (NASDAQ:PRST) has begun working with OpenAI to incorporate generative AI chatbot ChatGPT’s API into its drive-thru voice assistant. Presto will leverage ChatGPT’s large language model to pursue more natural conversations with customers, which it hopes will enhance the experience for both consumers and its restaurant clients.
The startup recently went public on Nasdaq as PRST by leveraging a merger with Ventoux CCM Acquisition Corp.READ
WeWork Seeks Fresh Cash, $3B Debt Restructure
WeWork (NYSE:WE), the struggling co-working giant that spent last year in a valuation nosedive and burning through cash, is looking to put out the fire by restructuring its debt and raising new investments.
The company is close to a deal to restructure more than $3 billion in outstanding debt and raise additional cash, people with knowledge of the talks told the New York Times. The cash boost would be in the hundreds of millions, enough to keep the company afloat for another few years.
WeWork said at the start of the year it would be cutting 300 positions. Since the company went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company in October 2021, WeWork’s stock is down 90 percent, hovering around $1.
Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HPLT) announced that it adjourned its extension vote today and will reconvene the special meeting at 10:30 am ET on March 30. At the upcoming meeting, the SPAC hopes to gain shareholder approval to extend its completion deadline from April 4, 2023, to October 4, 2023. Home Plate announced a $214 million business combination with...
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DiamondHead Holding Corps. (NASDAQ:DHHC) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has entered into subscription agreements with lock-up investors and PIPE investors in connection to its business combination with Great Southern Homes. Although the deal was approved by shareholders during a meeting last Thursday, the parties are still working to raise funds to meet...
Nova Vision Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:NOVV) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with social platform Real Messenger at an enterprise value of $150 million, or 9.4x its 2024E revenue. Costa Mesa, California-based Real Messenger has developed a real estate marketplace platform designed to enhance engagements between buyers and realtors and allow for a more...
TMT Acquisition Corporation priced its $60 million IPO and its units are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol “TMTCU” Tuesday, March 28, 2023. The SPAC intends to focus its search on businesses that are operating in Asia and have a strong management team. TMT is led by CEO and Chairman Dajiang Guo, and...