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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: September 14, 2021
by Marlena Haddad on 2021-09-14 at 11:37am

Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Gogoro in talks to merge with Poema, Grab cuts projections for 2021, and Planet expands contract with NASA

Taiwanese Startup Gogoro in Merger Talks With Poema SPAC

Gogoro, a Taiwanese startup that specializes in battery-swapping technology, is in talks to go public through a merger with Poema Global Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PPGH).

The deal is set to value the combined company at $1 billion or more, and an announcement could come as soon as this week, according to Bloomberg.


Grab Cuts Full-Year Outlook on Worsening Virus Outbreak

Grab Holdings Inc., Southeast Asia’s ride-hailing and delivery giant, cut projections for 2021 as the region is battling one of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks due to the fast-spreading delta variant.

The Singapore-based company, which is set to go public in the U.S. through a deal with Altimeter Growth Corp. (NASDAQ:AGC), expects full-year adjusted net sales of $2.1 billion to $2.2 billion. That compares with $2.3 billion it forecast in an investor presentation in April.

Grab also expects full-year gross merchandise value of $15 billion to $15.5 billion, compared with an earlier projection of $16.7 billion.


Planet Expands Contract With NASA to Provide Data to All U.S. Federal Civilian Agencies Researchers 

Planet, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, today announced that the Company has been awarded another contract by NASA under their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program.

This contract grants all U.S. Federal Civilian scientific researchers and National Science Foundation funded researchers, including contractors and grantees, access to Planet data until September 2022.

Planet recently entered into a definitive merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV (NYSE:DMYQ).


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