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Latest SPAC News: Insurers win partial victory in SPAC D&O case, SEC settles charges against African Gold Acquisition Corp., and MNG Airlines announces $35M dividend
Insurers win partial victory in SPAC D&O case
A Delaware Court has issued a partial victory to insurers in one of the first directors and officers liability insurance coverage cases related to special purpose acquisition companies to reach a ruling.
Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III was a publicly traded SPAC that merged with privately held Clover Health Investments Co. in January 2021, according to the Feb. 6 ruling by the Delaware Superior Court in Wilmington in Clover Health Investments Corp. et al. v. Berkley Insurance Co. et. al.READ
SEC Settles Charges Against SPAC African Gold Acquisition for Internal Control, Recordkeeping Failures
The SEC said Wednesday it settled charges against African Gold Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:AGAC) for internal controls, reporting, and record keeping violations that enabled its former CFO to misappropriate about $1.2 million from the company’s bank account.
The SEC said the SPAC made materially false filings with the agency and maintained inaccurate books and records. African Gold agreed to a cease-and-desist order and to pay a $103,591 civil monetary penalty without admitting or denying the findings.READ
MNG Airlines Announces Approximately $35 Million Dividend for Fiscal Year 2022
The board of directors of MNG has announced its intent to distribute a cash dividend of TRY 662 million (TRY 16.76 per ordinary share), or approximately $35 million ($0.89 per ordinary share) based on the exchange rate from S&P CapitalIQ as of February 17, 2023, for the fiscal year 2022 subject to the approval of its shareholders in its upcoming general assembly to holders of record of MNGA’s ordinary shares as of the general assembly date.
Assuming the previously announced proposed business combination with Golden Falcon Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:GFX) is consummated, and the Available Cash Condition of $30 million is satisfied, on a pro forma basis, this dividend would equate to $0.55 per ordinary share, resulting in a 5.5% dividend yield based on an illustrative $10.00 price per share.READ
Nikola will make Plus autonomous truck technology standard in 2024
Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) will test autonomous driving software from Plus on its battery- and fuel cell-electric trucks later this year and become the first zero-tailpipe-emission truck maker to make it standard in 2024.
Plus requires drivers in the cab as it opens up more autonomous features through its PlusDrive system. It is aiming for driverless operation. But it wants to log 8 billion miles of operation with safety drivers monitoring the technology before removing the driver.READ
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...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Shares of Digital World jump after Trump’s indictment, and pair of Delaware Chancery court decisions deny motions to dismiss SPAC shareholder’s fiduciary breach claims Trump-Tied SPAC’s Shares Jump After Historic New York Charge The...
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...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: TCV Acquisition Corp. TCV Acquisition Corp. (TCVA) to Liquidate on April 13 TCV Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: TCVA) announced that it intends to dissolve and liquidate. It will redeem all of the outstanding Class A ordinary shares that were included in its initial public offering at a per-share redemption price of approximately $10.24. As...
DiamondHead Holding Corps. (NASDAQ:DHHC) announced that it has closed its combination with Great Southern Homes and the combined company will be renamed United Homes Group. The deal was approved by shareholders during a meeting last Thursday, and only 109,426 shares were redeemed in connection with the vote, but DiamondHead saw about 87% redemptions in total...