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Shell company Vertex Tech to buy streaming platform in landmark deal for Singapore
Singapore’s Vertex Technology Acquisition Corp (VTAC) (VERT.SI) will buy live streaming platform 17LIVE Inc for up to S$925.1 million ($676 million), the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by state investor Temasek said on Monday.
The deal is the first purchase of a private company by a SPAC listed in the city-state since 2021 when the Singapore Exchange allowed SPACs, or shell firms, to float shares in a bid to position itself as a hub for this type of vehicle in Asia.
Bill Ackmans SPARC Initiative Unlocking the Potential of Social Media Platform X
In an exclusive interview with CNBC on October 2, 2023, renowned billionaire investor Bill Ackman expressed his enthusiasm for the significant improvements witnessed in the social media platform X. Ackman confidently stated that advertisers are highly likely to flock back to the platform, recognizing its enhanced features and capabilities. Moreover, he revealed his strong inclination towards striking a deal with X using his groundbreaking SPARC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) initiative.
Excitingly, the innovative structure of Ackman’s SPARC has received the stamp of approval from U.S. regulators, paving the way for him to embark on a thrilling quest for potential collaborations and acquisitions. With this green light, Ackman is poised to navigate the market with his astute investment strategies and seize promising opportunities that align with his vision.
AERWINS Technologies Inc Explores Strategic Alternatives for NonCore Operations and Achieves Public Listing Milestone
AERWINS Technologies Inc., a leading player in the air mobility industry, has made an announcement regarding its non-core operations. The company is actively exploring strategic alternatives, such as the potential sale or disposal of assets, to streamline its focus on air mobility technologies.
In a significant move, AERWINS recently completed a reverse merger transaction with Pono Capital Corp., marking a major milestone for the company as it achieved a public listing. This transaction has valued AERWINS at an impressive $600 million, resulting in a projected combined pro forma equity value of approximately $750 million.
GNOG founder Winter exits DraftKings role
Thomas Winter is stepping down from his role at DraftKings 18 months after it acquired the Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) business he founded. Winter was appointed general manager for igaming in North America at DraftKings following its acquisition of GNOG in May 2022. He previously led GNOG as president after launching the business in September 2013.
Before his time with GNOG, Winter was CEO and director of Betclic and Expekt within the Betclic Group. He also had spells with French online sports publishing business Media365 and global luxury group Kering.
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending November 24, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. This being the Thanksgiving holiday week, we are thankful for a lot of things, but mostly that 2023 is almost over. It’s been a rough...
At the SPAC of Dawn Though perhaps stuffed to the brim, SPAC activity continues this Thanksgiving Friday with votes by Clean Earth and Zalatoris to extend a deadline and amend trust contributions, respectively. At least seven de-SPACs are also reporting earnings today and will do so going into a futures market that is mostly green...
IB Acquisition Corp. submitted its S-1 filing Friday afternoon for a $100 million IPO, coming right on the heels of Bayview Acquisition Corp, which also filed its S-1 that day. IB is also similar to Bayview in that its units do not feature a warrant but include 1 right for 1/10. However, its trust is slightly...
Integrated Wellness (NYSE:WEL) announced in an 8-K filing that it agreed to transfer control of its sponsor to Sriram Associates, which will now take on the SPAC’s financial obligations and may appoint a new team. Sriram is acquiring 2,012,500 promote shares (70%) and 4,795,000 private placement warrants (70%) for the nominal purchase price of $1....
At the SPAC of Dawn So far, seven SPACs have announced their liquidations this week and although some others may choose to use the holiday to quietly disband, this tends to be a positive week for equities in general. Going back to 1961, the S&P 500 has ended the Thanksgiving week with gains three-quarters of...