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Latest SPAC News: Bed Bath & Beyond draws interest from Tailwind SPAC, Swvl buys Turkish transit firm, and crypto platform investors sue SPAC execs over accounting
Bed Bath & Beyond Stock Jumps on Report Company Received Bids for BuyBuy Baby Unit
Bed Bath & Beyond’s (NASDAQ:BBY) shares jumped Friday on news that the company is considering offers to buy its BuyBuy Baby business.
Shares closed Friday at $17.46, up 6.85%. The news was reported by The Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources. According to the report, private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management and Tailwind Acquisition, which originally announced a business combination with risk analytics firm QOMPLX before terminating the deal, are among the companies interested in the baby apparel and supplies retailer.
The home goods retailer recently struck a deal with activist investor Ryan Cohen, chair of GameStop and co-founder of Chewy, who owns a stake in the company through his firm RC Ventures. As part of the deal, Bed Bath agreed to do a strategic review of BuyBuy Baby, one of the bright spots of the company’s business. It also agreed to add three new directors to its board as part of the truce.READ
Swvl Buys Turkish Transit Firm Volt Lines in Latest Deal Spree
Swvl Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:SWVL), a Dubai-based ride sharing startup, has agreed to acquire the Turkish transportation-as-a-service operator Volt Lines in its fourth acquisition since August.
The sale values Volt Lines at $40 million, with an additional $25 million in funding committed to grow in the region, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified as the details aren’t public.
Ride-sharing startup Swvl made its debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market on April 1 after merging with blank-check company Queen’s Gambit Growth Capital.READ
Crypto Platform Investors Sue SPAC Execs Over Accounting
Shareholders in cryptocurrency platform Bakkt Holdings Inc (NYSE:BKKT) sued the investment managers who took the company public via a blank check company, alleging they misled investors by improperly classifying shares.
An investor filed the lawsuit in Brooklyn on Thursday against Bakkt and five individuals associated with Chicago-based Victory Park Capital Advisors. The Chicago-based investment manager sponsored the special purpose acquisition company that took the company public last year in a deal that valued Bakkt at $2.1 billion.READ
An In-Depth Look at SPAC Activity Throughout the Third Quarter of 2023 Below is a summary of the year-to-date SPAC performance. We’re now three-quarters of the way through 2023 and while activity remains muted, there is a sense that SPACs have run the most difficult part of the “correction” gauntlet and have reached a better...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 29, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As September comes to a close, SPACs did not price any IPOs during the month with the most recent IPO (99 Acquisition Group) having priced...
Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:ACAQ) announced this afternoon that its stockholders approved its combination with German EV-maker e.GO at a special meeting held earlier today. Additionally, Athena Consumer’s warrant proposal to convert all outstanding warrants to 0.175 shares in the combined company was also approved. A total of 884,880 shares of Athena Class A Common...
October is set to be a quiet month for lock-up expirations with only four de-SPACs and four sponsors now open to trade their shares for the first time. The first customer is Bitdeer Technologies. Its shareholders and the Blue Safari sponsor both stand to gain the most out of this group from moving some of...
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that its shareholders approved its combination with NKGen Biotech at a special meeting September 25. A total of 3,386,528 shares were redeemed in connection with the vote, leaving Graf IV with about $27.6 million in the tank and a final redemption rate of 84.3%....