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Latest SPAC News: Tanzanian entrepreneur plans $4 billion agriculture investment via SPAC, Elizabeth Warren backs SEC’s tougher SPAC plan, and TMTG unveils new features on Truth Social
Tanzanian entrepreneur Dewji plans $2-4 billion grains production investment via SPAC
The head of one of Tanzania’s biggest firms, Mohammed Dewji, said he plans to float an agriculture company worth up to $4 billion in New York or London next year, with money raised mainly from development banks.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February sent global grain and fertiliser prices soaring, though they have retreated in recent weeks. Inflation has subsequently risen in many African countries.
He said he aimed to structure the venture, for which he has yet to secure land, as a SPAC and would himself put up $400 million as 10% to 20% of total funding.READ
Elizabeth Warren Backs SEC’s Tougher SPAC Plan to Curb ‘Scams and Fraud’
Elizabeth Warren is coming out in support of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules to regulate blank-check companies, urging more protections for individual investors who can fall prey to Wall Street.
In a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Friday, the Massachusetts senator said she backed the agency’s proposals for SPACs, “which will level the playing field for retail investors and prevent Wall Street insiders from perpetuating scams and fraud to line their own pockets.”READ
TMTG Unveils New Features on Truth Social
Today, Trump Media & Technology Group (“TMTG”), led by its Chairman Donald J. Trump and CEO Devin Nunes, unveiled significant new features on its free-speech social media platform Truth Social, rapidly delivering another major upgrade for its users.
To provide users with a superior social media experience that augments Truth Social’s chronological feed, today’s update include a Profile Carousel atop the Truth Social feed swiftly connects users directly to the feeds of some of the most popular and active accounts they follow, a Suggested Profiles Carousel is interspersed throughout the feeds, helping users discover new and interesting accounts, and more.
Digital World (NASDAQ:DWAC) entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Trump Media and Technology Group last year on October 21.READ
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Pinstripes Expands Senior Leadership Team, Hires Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer in Advance of Public Listing Pinstripes, Inc, a best-in-class experiential dining and entertainment brand combining bistro, bowling, bocce and private event space, today announced...
Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACAQ) announced this morning that it plans to again adjourn its September 28 special meeting to approve its combination with German EV-maker e.GO without conducting business and will reconvene it at 4 pm ET September 29. The SPAC’s warrant holders are also to vote at at a meeting 30 minutes...
Integrated Wellness (NYSE:WEL) announced this morning that it has nixed its combination with vending machine operator Refreshing USA due to conditions of the combination remaining unfulfilled. The SPAC did not elaborate on what conditions those were, but the two sides have been past their initial outside date since July 31. Integrated Wellness still plans to...
Berenson Acquisition Corp. I (BACA) Signs Non-Redemption Agreements Berenson (NASDAQ:WTMA) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has entered non-redemption agreements with third parties that will secure 655,715 shares from redemption. The filing did not note what incentive, if any, these investors received for agreeing not to redeem. The move comes as Berenson is...
Crixus BH3 Acquisition Company (NASDAQ: BHAC) announced in a filing this afternoon that it is postponing its extension vote to Friday, October 6, 2023 at 9:00 a.m ET. The meeting was originally to be held Friday, September 29, but presumably it has been moved to account for amendments to its proxy which was filed today...