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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: September 19, 2022
by Marlena Haddad on 2022-09-19 at 11:36am

 


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

Latest SPAC News:  DWAC fails to pay proxy solicitors, and Ocean Biomedical discovers new therapy that can potentially kill cancerous cells


Trump SPAC fails to pay proxy firm despite tough hunt for votes, Financial Times reports

Executives behind a SPAC Digital World Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DWAC) that plans to take Donald Trump’s media business public have failed to pay their proxy solicitors, The Financial Times reported on Saturday.

Digital World Acquisition Corp, set up by Patrick Orlando, has not paid Saratoga Proxy Consulting for its work helping to rally shareholders, report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Ocean Biomedical discovers new therapy that can potentially kill cancerous cells

Ocean Biomedical and Aesther Healthcare Acquisition Corp. announced the discovery of a therapy that could potentially kill glioblastoma and melanoma cells – two types of cancerous cells – and block the spread of these cells to the lungs.

The company discovered antibodies that can target both CHI3L1, a regulator of a series of cancer-causing pathways, and ICPI, immune checkpoint inhibitors.

The Providence-based biopharma company recently announced it has entered a merger agreement with special purpose acquisition company Aesther Healthcare Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:AEHA), which is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. Ocean Biomedical will then become a subsidiary of Aesther Healthcare Acquisition Corp. and the combined company will be renamed Ocean Biomedical Inc.

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by Nicholas Alan Clayton on 2022-12-09 at 11:56am

Better World (NASDAQ:BWAC) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Heritage Distilling at an enterprise value of $122.2 million. Gig Harbor, Washington-based Heritage produces craft whisky, vodka, rum, gin, and canned cocktails, which it sells primarily through casinos and its owned tasting rooms in the Pacific Northwest. The combined company is expected to...

by Marlena Haddad on 2022-12-09 at 11:44am

  Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.  Latest SPAC News: Southland awarded $70M contract for Denver International Airport expansion project, and Bakkt reduces 15% of employee base Southland Awarded $70 Million Denver International Airport West Gates Pond Expansion Project Southland Holdings, LLC (“Southland”)...

by Marlena Haddad on 2022-12-09 at 11:09am

Altitude Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ALTU) announced this morning that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with a global medical device manufacturer. The SPAC originally teased this deal on October 4, the same day as its redemption deadline, when it announced it was in negotiations to sign a LOI with the medical device...

by Marlena Haddad on 2022-12-09 at 9:48am

InterPrivate II (NYSE:IPVA) disclosed this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with car-sharing marketplace Getaround during a special meeting held on Wednesday, December 7. The combined company raised approximately $228 million in gross proceeds through the deal, including the amounts retained in InterPrivate II’s trust account, the conversion of approximately $37.5 million of...

by Marlena Haddad on 2022-12-09 at 9:35am

10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (NYSE:VCXB) included in an 8-K this morning that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with Sparks Energy. Sparks is a leader in storm response and energy restoration management with qualified crews for overhead and underground distribution, transmission, substation and row operations. However, the 8-K mainly...

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