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Latest SPAC News: eToro secures $250M at $3.5B valuation after scrapping SPAC, DWAC stock gains amid speculation Trump may be arrested, and Morgan Creek SPAC ETF to shut down
eToro secures $250M at a $3.5B valuation after scrapping SPAC, seeing slower growth
After calling off its plans to go public via a SPAC at a $10.4 billion valuation in 2022, trading platform eToro has secured $250 million in funding at a $3.5 billion valuation.
The money is not a typical equity round: it comes by way of an Advanced Investment Agreement (AIA), eToro founder and CEO Yoni Assia told TechCrunch. The company had secured the AIA in early 2021 as a kind of backstop from current backers in the event that its proposed SPAC fell through. Investors include ION Group, Social Leverage, SoftBank and Spark Capital.READ
Trump SPAC DWAC stock gains amid speculation former president may be arrested Tuesday
Trump SPAC Digital World Acquisition (NASDAQ:DWAC), jumped 11% amid speculation that former president may be arrested in New York on Tuesday over alleged hush money he paid to women before the 2016 election.
Trump noted in a Truth Social posting on Saturday that “illegal leaks” indicate that he will be arrested on Tuesday.READ
Another SPAC ETF closing as Wall Street craze dies out
Another ETF investing in SPACs is due to shut this week in a further sign that investor interest in what was once the stock market’s hottest trend has well and truly subsided.
Two SPAC ETFs – the Defiance Next Gen SPAC Derived ETF (SPAK US) and Morgan Creek – Exos SPAC Originated ETF (SPXZ US) – both closed up in September 2022 after trading for less than two years.
Now, the latest SPAC ETF casualty is the Morgan Creek – Exos Active SPAC Arbitrage ETF (CSH US) which was brought to market just one year ago in February 2022.READ
Leading Bitcoin ATM Operator Bitcoin Depot Announces Retail Partnership with GetGo Cafe + Market
Lux Vending, LLC dba Bitcoin Depot, a U.S.-based Bitcoin ATM (“BTM”) operator and leading fintech company, today announced a partnership with GetGo-Cafe + Market, an innovative, food-first convenience store retailer with more than 270 locations throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
On August 24, 2022, Bitcoin Depot and GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp. (“GSRM”), a special purpose acquisition corporation, entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that would result in Bitcoin Depot becoming a public company listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “BTM.”READ
SPACs are back as British biotech firm Zura launches UK’s first Nasdaq listing in 2023
There are signs the SPAC could be making a comeback as a British biotech company will today use the unusual vehicle to become the first UK firm to list on the Nasdaq exchange in 2023.
Zura Bio, which develops medicines for immune system disorders, has raised $65 million (£53 million) via a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC called JATT.READ
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...
Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:ATEK) announced this afternoon that it is postponing its extension vote scheduled for June 12 until June 13. Shareholders at the special meeting are to vote on a proposal to allow Athena Technology II to extend its transaction deadline on a monthly basis up to nine times from June 14,...
Clover Leaf Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: CLOE) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Digital Ally, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: DGLY) ticketing platform Kustom Entertainment at a pro forma equity value of approximately $222.2 million. Kansas City, Kansas-based Kustom Entertainment is a primary and secondary ticket platform that manages wholly-owned subsidiaries TicketSmarter and Kustom 440. Transaction Overview Clover...