At the SPAC of Dawn
Good morning! Watch this space moving forward as a roundup of evening filings as well as news nuggets to nibble on beside your morning coffee.
After a weekend in which the US markets maintained a slightly positive outlook year-to-date and hopes increased for US political stability, a war broke out from an unexpected angle.
Thus has been the story of the SPAC market in recent years through a pandemic, war, and even a hint of murder hornets. Many SPACs that have reached for the cosmos have fallen back to Earth during this time, but perhaps the story of those who made it all the way is worth telling.
Vector‘s target Rocket Lab (NASDAQ:RKLB) has been in many ways the most diverse and developed of the group, but it has had its share of struggles including a launch failure in September. Nonetheless, it opened a new 144,000-square-foot factory in California last week and will put its 172nd satellite into orbit in its next blast off.
A similar sign of optimism might be found in the terms of the newest SPAC to come to market, Colombier II. More on that to come, but suffice to say that filing a SPAC IPO with a 1/3 warrant and two years on its clock shows at least someone sees the future en rose.
- 10X Capital III (NYSE:VCXB) has agreed to send 210,000 promote shares (2.4%) and up to 630,000 (7.2%) in total to shareholders agreeing not to redeem their shares at the SPAC’s upcoming extension vote. It has a pending deal with biotech firm Addimmune.
News and Rumors
- Space de-SPACS have fallen far short of their revenue projections with only Planet and Rocket Lab keeping it tight in 2022, but trouble looms for 2023.
- Shift Technologies, which combined with Insurance Acquisition Corp. in 2020, will file for bankruptcy, will sell off inventory and is planning to shutter.
- Nigeria considers SPAC listings on its home exchange with rule proposals now appearing.
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending December 8, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. Well that escalated quickly. While last week was quiet, this week was far busier. SPACs saw one IPO start trading after pricing on Friday of...
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Achari Ventures I (NASDAQ:AVHI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with medtech firm Vaso Corporation at an equity value of $176 million, or 19.5x its 2022 adjusted EBITDA. Wuxi, China-based Vaso provides IT services and sales support to medical device manufacturers. The combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the...
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Legato Merger Corp. III (NYSE:LEGT) filed for a $175 million IPO yesterday afternoon, becoming the fourth SPAC to file this week. While the other three SPACs that filed their S-1s earlier this week intend to pursue targets in the financial services and biotech industries, Legato III, similar to the earlier Legato SPACs, will focus on...