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Latest SPAC News: Zhaogang nears Hong Kong’s first SPAC merger, VinFast shares lose $83B as surge reverses, and SRIVARU awarded key patent
China Steel Website Zhaogang Nears Hong Kong’s First SPAC Merger, Sources Say
Chinese steel trading website Zhaogang.com is nearing a deal to merge with a Hong Kong-listed blank-check company backed by China Merchants Bank Co.’s overseas asset management arm, people with knowledge of the matter said.
The Shanghai-based company is in advanced talks to combine with special purpose acquisition company Aquila Acquisition Corp., the people said, asking not to be identified as the information isn’t public.
VinFast Shares Lose $83 Billion as World-Beating Surge Reverses
The head-scratching rally in VinFast Auto Ltd. (NASDAQ:VFS) shares came to a sudden halt on Tuesday, erasing $83 billion of market value.
The unprofitable and thinly traded maker of electric cars tumbled 44% in New York, snapping a six-day winning streak. It had been rising faster than any other large-cap stock worldwide, jumping 688% from its debut in a SPAC listing on Aug. 15 through Monday’s close.
Despite the wipeout, VinFast’s nearly $107 billion market capitalization still makes it larger than companies like BlackRock Inc. and FedEx Corp.
SRIVARU Awarded Key Patent for Motorcycle Chassis with Traction Battery Pack Protection System
SRIVARU, a commercial-stage provider of premium electric motorcycles, today announced it has been awarded a key patent from the Patent Office, Government of India, titled “Motorcycle Chassis with Traction Battery Pack Protection System” (patent #201841037229). The new patent provides the company with design IP protection in India for 20 years. In addition, the company plans to apply for patent protection in other target markets.
On March 13, 2023, SRIVARU announced an agreement for a business combination with Mobiv Acquisition Corp (“Mobiv”) (Nasdaq: MOBV).READ
Palantir SPAC Spree Draws Insider Trading Lawsuit Against Thiel
A pension fund sued Peter Thiel and other Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE:PLTR) board members over claims they made billions in insider trades while jacking up its stock price through a spree of reckless investments with doomed blank-check companies.
The shareholder lawsuit, made public late Monday, also targets company president Stephen Cohen and CEO Alex Karp, who co-founded Palantir with Thiel, its chairman. The suit says they drove the analytics business to invest hundreds of millions with special purpose acquisition companies in exchange for side deals they could use to report revenue they knew Palantir would never see.
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Conduit’s $1.2bn Nasdaq listing deals another blow to London A British biopharmaceuticals business has completed a deal to list on Nasdaq, delivering a further blow to the London Stock Exchange which has struggled to persuade fast-growing companies...
Mercato Partners (NASDAQ:MPRA) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has added an $11.1 million PIPE at $10 per share to its combination with Brazilian software firm Nuvini. The PIPE investors remain unnamed for now, but this move would cover the combination’s $10 million minimum cash condition. That eliminates some uncertainty as Mercato approaches...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 22, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. SPACs finally saw two new S-1 filings this week, the first to file since August 24th. Hainan Sirius Acquisition Corp. filed first on Thursday and...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (LFAC) to Liquidate on October 3, 2023 LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: LFAC), today announced that the directors of the Company have determined to dissolve and liquidate the Company. The redemption of the Public Shares is expected to be completed on...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: Yotta Acquisition Corp.,Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corp. Yotta Acquisition Corp. (YOTA) Adds Non-Redemption Agreements Yotta Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:YOTA) entered into non-redemption agreements with certain unaffiliated third parties in exchange for such third parties agreeing not to redeem an aggregate of 598,680 shares of the Company’s common stock. In exchange for the foregoing...