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Latest SPAC News: New 1% excise tax on stock buybacks may have consequences for SPACs, investors and sponsors find ways to improve deal integrity, and DWAC falls as shareholders weigh delaying merger
New 1% Excise Tax on Stock Buybacks May Have Far-Reaching Consequences for Capital Markets, SPAC and M&A Transactions
On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, H.R. 5376, a reconciliation bill that revives parts of the tax legislation from the ill-fated Build Back Better Act as part of a larger package also addressing climate change, energy and health care. In particular, the Act establishes a new one-percent excise tax on certain stock buybacks by domestic public companies. The Excise Tax has a broad reach that could unexpectedly affect a range of capital markets, SPAC and M&A transactions beyond plain vanilla stock buybacks.READ
SPACs are overcoming expectations
After a series of rollercoaster years for the SPAC market, investors and sponsors are finding ways to improve deal integrity.
SPACs have never faced such a challenging environment, for a number of reasons. The overhang of the SEC’s proposed regulations regarding misleading financial projections have had a significant ripple effect.
However, the worst has possibly already passed for the SPAC market. Sponsors and banks have adopted a more cautious sentiment over the past three months since the SEC announced its proposal, but stakeholders are quickly adjusting.READ
Trump-linked SPAC’s stock falls as shareholders weigh delaying merger with ex-president’s media firm
Digital World Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:DWAC), the company that plans to take Trump Media and Technology Group public, saw its stock price slide Monday as shareholders consider delaying the merger and the former president contends with a host of legal problems.
A Monday filing from DWAC said that voting for a yearlong delay would open Tuesday. The current deadline to take Trump Media public is Sept. 8. DWAC has warned that it may be forced to liquidate if the deadline is not extended. A shareholder meeting is scheduled for Sept. 6.
Shares of DWAC were down more than 8% to about $25 on Monday, off 16% this month and significantly below their 2022 peak of about $97.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending January 27, 2022 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. We’re coming up on the end of January, the first month of the year, and to-date no new S-1s have been filed. Additionally, the number...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Circle spokesperson denies blaming SEC for failed deal, BuzzFeed CEO says AI-powered content will be part of core business, and FaZe Clan faces possible delisting Circle Spokesperson Denies Blaming SEC for Failed $9 Billion Deal...
Health Sciences 2 (NASDAQ:HSAQ) announced that it closed its combination with Orchestra BioMed on January 26. HSAQ ahead of its vote pre-announced redemption figures of 1,597,888 shares equating to 67.7% redemptions, however, that’s still subject to change. However, today it was noted that Orchestra BioMed is to receive $70 million in gross proceeds including $20...
Carbon capture technology has long been talked about, and it is finally in operation with LanzaTech among the pioneers. Its plants are turning potential emissions into clothing, household goods and sustainable fuels. SPAC cash is now also an accelerant in this new process as the company announced a $1.7 billion combination with AMCI II last March. This week, we caught up with...
In this series we’ll be examining successful SPAC deals from the past both in the terms and circumstances of their de-SPAC processes and how they have weathered the storms that have followed after their public listings with research from SPACInsider contributor Anthony Sozzi. Thirty months does not sound like that long, but it’s been a...