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Latest SPAC News: Bill Ackman’s SPAC gets sued, Forbes Media in talks to merge with Magnum Opus, and BlackSky awarded contract for geospatial imagery
Bill Ackman SPAC Sued, Plaintiffs Say Sponsors Got “Staggering Compensation”
Bill Ackman’s troubled SPAC Pershing Square Tontine Holdings was hit with a lawsuit this morning that alleged the blank-check company awarded “staggering compensation” to its sponsors, and asked that the entity’s special status be revoked.
The lawsuit’s plaintiffs — former SEC commissioner Robert Jackson and law professor at Yale John Morley — claimed that Pershing Square Tontine Holdings isn’t an operating company at all, but that Ackman’s SPAC instead is an investment firm, just like his hedge funds.
They said the SPAC should adhere to the Investment Company Act of 1940.READ
Forbes Media in Talks To Go Public Via Magnum Opus SPAC
Forbes Media LLC is discussing going public through a merger with Magnum Opus Acquisition Ltd.(NYSE:OPA), according to Bloomberg.
Forbes is set to be valued at more than $650 million in a deal with Hong Kong-based Magnum Opus, and if reached, would scuttle Forbes’s earlier talks with a consortium led by Michael Moe’s GSV Asset Management.READ
BlackSky Awarded Contract to Provide Geospatial Imagery
BlackSky Holdings, Inc. (“BlackSky”), a leading technology platform providing real-time geospatial intelligence and global monitoring, today announced that it has been awarded a contract modification from the National Reconnaissance Office to provide on-demand satellite imagery through a monthly subscription.
BlackSky’s high-resolution satellite constellation will generate imagery for defense and intelligence communities to support homeland defense, national security, disaster and emergency response missions.
Earlier this year, BlackSky announced its business combination with Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: SFTW) and expects to close the transaction during the third quarter of 2021.READ
Palantir Invests in More SPACs, and Buys $51 Million in Gold Bars
Palantir Technologies (NYSE:PLTR) has expanded its portfolio of investments in companies going public via SPACs to well over $300 million, according to Barrons.
In its June quarter financial filing with the SEC, Palantir disclosed $250 million in commitments to a group of 10 companies through June 30. That includes eight identified by name, all previously announced—Lilium, Sarcos Robotics, Roivant Sciences, Celularity (NASDAQ:CELU), Wejo, Babylon Health, Boxed, Pear Therapeutics—and two others described as “mobility company” and “autonomous vehicle company.”READ
Hammerhead Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: HHRS), which combined with Decarbonization Plus IV, has announced the results of its substantial issuer bid that expired at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 2. Under the bid, HEI offered to purchase for cancellation up to 20 million of its warrants, representing approximately 70% of its total number of issued and outstanding warrants, to purchase...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending June 2, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As is typical of slow holiday weeks, this past week for SPACs was no exception. To wit, there were zero new S-1s filed, zero amendments...
Trajectory Alpha Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:TCOA) announced this afternoon that it has entered into a purchase and contribution agreement with its sponsor and J. Streicher Holdings, LLC. As a result, the SPAC will undergo a change in management. As part of the agreement, J. Streicher will pay $250,000 to Trajectory Alpha and $1.00 to the sponsor. In return,...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Sound Point I, Bullpen Parlay, and Zimmer Energy Transition Sound Point Acquisition Corp I (SPCM) to Liquidate on June 4 Sound Point Acquisition Corp I, Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCM) announced today that it intends to liquidate and dissolve, effective as of June 4, 2023, and will redeem all of the outstanding Class A...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp. GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation (GSRM) Adds Non-Redemption Agreement On May 31, 2023, GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp., (NASDAQ:GSRM), entered into certain non-redemption agreements with certain third parties in connection with the special meeting of stockholders. Pursuant to such Non-Redemption Agreements, each Non-Redeeming Stockholder agreed that it will...