Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Latest SPAC News: Churchill Capital IV is set to vote on merger with Lucid Motors, dozens of SPAC deals to enter Russell 3000 index, Jim Chanos warns of SPAC market, and Credit Suisse’s deals dry up
Churchill Capital IV Announces Shareholder Vote Date For Lucid Motors Merger
Churchill Capital IV is set to vote on its merger with Lucid Motors on July 22, and a redemption deadline of July 20.READ
Dozens of Groups Brought to Market Via SPACs to Enter Key Russell Index
Dozens of companies that entered US markets through deals with SPACs in the past year are set to graduate into the Russell 3000 index on Friday evening, giving a potential boost to the fortunes of electric vehicle (EV) developers and other speculative ventures, according to the Financial Times.
Among those companies are Canoo, Lordstown Motors and Nikola, companies that have dealt with the departures of key personnel and face investigations from the SEC over their disclosures to investors. All three have said they are cooperating with regulators.
Other notable additions will include the sports betting business DraftKings, healthcare company Multiplan and 3D sensors manufacturer Velodyne Lidar, according to Russell’s preliminary list.READ
SPAC Boom Is Creating “Castles In The Sky”, Jim Chanos Warns
Jim Chanos, who is the founder of Kynikos Associates and best-known for predicting the collapse of energy group Enron, accused some who have taken companies public via a SPAC of “playing fast and loose with their projections” in an effort to attract retail investors.
Kynikos Associates is betting against a number of blank check companies that are “very bad businesses” and whose valuations “have gotten silly”, Chanos said. He declined to name them.
However, Kynikos is not entirely opposed to the SPAC market as it has taken long positions in blank check vehicles that are trading below $10.READ
Credit Suisse’s SPAC Bonanza Dries Up
Credit Suisse’s SPAC deals are being closely monitored by investors and analysts, because revenue from them came to represent a large chunk of overall investment banking revenue last year. That raised concerns that the fees and deal volume might not be sustainable.
Credit Suisse went from making an estimated $466 million in gross SPAC underwriting fees in the first quarter, to $16.1 million between April 1 and June 15, according to the Wall Street Journal.READ
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. JSE reviewing listing requirements with aim to simplify them The Johannesburg Stock Exchange will be reviewing all its listings requirements with the objective of further simplifying its requirements, as part of its ongoing efforts to create an...
Nabors Energy Transition Corp. (NYSE:NETC) announced this morning that Vast has added an equity commitment of up to $10 million to its combination with concentrated solar power producer Vast. The new commitment comes at $10.20 per share from the Canberra Airport Group and half of it is to come up front at close. A further...
M3-Brigade III (NYSE:MBSC) announced this morning that it has closed its combination with Canadian energy producer Greenfire and the combined company is expected to trade on the NYSE under the symbol “GFR” later today. Concurrent with close, Greenfire also issued $300 million in new senior secured notes at a 2% discount, priced at $980 per...
Murphy Canyon Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MURF) announced this afternoon that its stockholders voted in favor of the proposed business combination with Conduit Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Conduit”). Details on the vote, along with redemption numbers, have not been filed yet, but the Company expects the closing to occur as soon as practicable, subject to the satisfaction or waiver...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Juniper II Corp. Juniper II Corp. (JUN) to Liquidate on October 10, 2023 Juniper II Corp. (NYSE: JUN), today announced that its board of directors has determined to redeem all of its outstanding shares of Class A common stock with such redemption anticipated to be effective as of October 10, 2023. The...