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Latest SPAC News: Lucid to raise $3B in a common stock offering from Saudi owners, Betsy Cohen says SPACs will make a comeback, and SatixFy makes another leadership change
Lucid Raising $3 Billion With More Money From Saudi Owners
Lucid Group Inc. (NASDAQ:LCID) is raising about $3 billion in a common stock offering with the majority of the money coming from the electric vehicle maker’s Saudi owners after a more than 60% stock slump in the last year. The shares plunged more than 7% in extended trading.
The company announced the raise along with a corresponding investment by its owners — Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund — in a statement, confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. PIF, the kingdom’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is purchasing $1.8 billion of the stock in a private placement.READ
Why Dealmaker Betsy Cohen Believes SPACs Will Make A Comeback
Reverse merger vehicles – better known as SPACs – have fallen out of flavor amid rising interest rates and slumping stock valuations. But one prominent dealmaker, Betsy Cohen, says they’re due for a comeback.
“It will come back, because it serves a need,” says Cohen, who helped take seven companies public through SPACs between 2015 and 2021, making her one of the industry’s more prolific “sponsors.” These deals helped Cohen, age 81, build her estimated $245 million fortune, which puts her at No. 98 on Forbes’ just-published annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.READ
Space SPAC Startup SatixFy Sees Fifth CEO In Year
Satellite computer chip startup SatixFy (NYSE:SATX), which saw a rotation of executives pass through its corner office even before it became a publicly traded company, said Nir Barkan will be acting CEO effective June 1, replacing Ido Gur, “who is stepping down.”READ
PublicSq. Values-Aligned Marketplace Announces Growth Milestone; Adds Nearly 300,000 New Consumer Members in a Single Week, Bringing Total to More Than One Million
PSQ Holdings, Inc. (“PublicSq.”), a leading marketplace of patriotic businesses and consumers, today announced that its consumer member base increased by over 300,000 from May 23, 2023, to the end of May. PublicSq.’s consumer membership grew by more than 40% in a single week, fast-tracking the platform to more than one million consumer members in less than 11 months since its nationwide launch on July 4th, 2022.
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 22, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. SPACs finally saw two new S-1 filings this week, the first to file since August 24th. Hainan Sirius Acquisition Corp. filed first on Thursday and...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (LFAC) to Liquidate on October 3, 2023 LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: LFAC), today announced that the directors of the Company have determined to dissolve and liquidate the Company. The redemption of the Public Shares is expected to be completed on...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: Yotta Acquisition Corp.,Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corp. Yotta Acquisition Corp. (YOTA) Adds Non-Redemption Agreements Yotta Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:YOTA) entered into non-redemption agreements with certain unaffiliated third parties in exchange for such third parties agreeing not to redeem an aggregate of 598,680 shares of the Company’s common stock. In exchange for the foregoing...
Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA) announced this afternoon that it plans to convene and then adjourn its extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders originally to be held on September 26 at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time. Twin Ridge intends to hold the new meeting at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time, on October 3, 2023. Additional details were not given as to...
Social Leverage Acquisition Corp I (Nasdaq: SLAC) and W3BCLOUD Holdings Inc. announced this afternoon that they have mutually agreed to terminate their business combination agreement. The reasons cited were once again “due to existing market conditions”, which most likely implies the current capital market conditions as well as the fact that W3BCLOUD works within the...