Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Latest SPAC News: Hong Kong’s OneDegree approached by SPAC, ADQ and Chimera Capital set up Abu Dhabi’s first blank-check company, and Infinite Reality buys ReKTGlobal
Hong Kong’s OneDegree Says It’s Been Approached on SPAC Listing
OneDegree, a Hong Kong-based insurer of digital assets, has been approached by investment banks about going public through a blank-check company, its co-founder said.
The firm, one of four with a so-called virtual insurer license in Hong Kong, expects to carry out a funding round in coming months to finance expansion, Alvin Kwock said in an interview without giving specifics. He said no decision has been made on whether to merge with a SPAC. OneDegree raised $28 million in August.READ
ADQ and Chimera Capital Set Up Abu Dhabi’s First SPAC
Abu Dhabi state holding firm ADQ and investment firm Chimera Capital have set up a blank-check company that will raise 367 million dirhams ($99.93 million) and list in the capital, according to a statement on Tuesday.
The United Arab Emirates’ Securities and Commodities Authority in January approved a regulatory framework for blank-check firms.READ
Infinite Reality to Buy ReKTGlobal, Aims to Raise $150 Million
Infinite Reality Inc., which has inked a deal to go public through a merger with Universal Security Instruments Inc. (NYSE:UUU), has agreed to acquire ReKTGlobal, an esports startup that abandoned a prior plan to combine with Bull Horn Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:BHSE).
Infinite Reality, formed through the merger of Display Social and production company Thunder Studios, is valued at $2 billion, Chief Executive Officer John Acunto said in an interview. It plans to expand ReKTGlobal’s brands including League of Legends’ Rogue and Call of Duty League’s London Royal Ravens into the metaverse, potentially through the creation of esports stadiums and skyboxes, Acunto said.READ
Blank-Check Firm Backed By Bain Capital Affiliate Scraps U.S. IPO Plans
A blank-check vehicle backed by venture capital firm Bain Capital’s affiliate has withdrawn plans for a U.S. initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday, joining a slew of companies that have canceled listings this year.
The withdrawal from Bain Capital Credit’s BCC Investment Corp comes amid volatility in the U.S. markets due to heightened geopolitical tensions and rate hike concerns.READ
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...
TradeUP (NASDAQ:UPTD) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that has entered into additional subscription agreements in connection with its combination with Estrella Biopharma. Under these subscription agreements, Plentiful Limited and Lianhe World Limited, collectively known as the “Investors”, agreed to each buy $5,000,000 worth of UPTD’s common stock, priced at $10.00 per share. However, if,...
Vahanna Tech Edge Acquisition I Corp. (NASDAQ:VHNA) has closed its combination with insuretech firm Roadzen and its shares and warrants will begin trading on the Nasdaq tomorrow, September 21, under the symbols “RDZN” and “RDZNW”. The SPAC secured shareholder approval for the deal about a month ago in an August 25 vote and it has...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Abu Dhabi royal-backed firms to merge in region’s first SPAC deal ADC Acquisition Corporation (ADC.AD), a blank-cheque company backed by a prominent Abu Dhabi royal, has agreed to acquire state investment fund ADQ’s United Printing & Publishing,...