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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: August 15, 2022
by Marlena Haddad on 2022-08-15 at 11:43am

 


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

Latest SPAC News: Judge approves Asurion’s purchase of Enjoy Technology, Rumble sets new record for monthly active users, and e.GO enters into agreement with North Macedonia to build MicroFactory 


Judge approves Asurion’s $110 million purchase of Enjoy Technology 

Online retailer Enjoy Technology Inc received approval from a U.S. bankruptcy court on Friday to sell its business to technology repair company Asurion LLC for $110 million.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge J. Kate Stickles in Wilmington, Delaware, signed off on the sale at a hearing on Friday, saying it was a reasonable exercise of the debtor’s business judgment and was a fair, arms-length transaction.

Founded in 2014 by former Apple Inc and JCPenney Co executive Ron Johnson, the company filed for Chapter 11 protection fewer than nine months after going public through a SPAC.

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Rumble Sets New Record for Monthly Active Users

Today, the online video platform Rumble announced that its user base reached a new high in the second quarter of 2022, increasing to an average of 44 million average monthly active users (MAUs) and representing a 76 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2021.

Rumble’s mission is to restore the Internet to its roots by making it free and open once again. The company announced in December 2021 the execution of a definitive business combination agreement with CF Acquisition Corp. VI (NASDAQ: CFVI).

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e.GO, an Innovative Producer of Urban Electric Vehicles, Announces Agreement to Build New MicroFactory in the Republic of North Macedonia 

Next.e.GO Mobile SE, an innovative producer of urban electric vehicles leveraging its disruptive MicroFactory production system, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia to build a MicroFactory in the country’s Technological Industrial Development Zones (“TIDZ”), near the city of Tetovo. Once in production, the North Macedonian MicroFactory will be the Company’s 3rdMicroFactory worldwide, with the 1st being the in-production Aachen, Germany MicroFactory and the 2nd being the in progress MicroFactory in Bulgaria.

As announced on July 28, 2022, e.GO has entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACAQ), a publicly-traded SPAC that would result in e.GO becoming a publicly listed company.

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