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Latest SPAC News: CEO of Nikola steps down, SEC fines Canoo $1.5M over revenue projection reporting, and new Core Scientific CEO says company will exit bankruptcy by year end
Nikola chief quits
Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) said Michael Lohscheller had stepped down as president and CEO effective immediately and would leave the board on August 31.
Steve Girsky, chairman since September 2020, was named replacement CEO.
Lohscheller would remain as an advisor until the end of September.READ
US fines Canoo $1.5 million over revenue projection reporting
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fined electric vehicle company Canoo Inc $1.5 million on Friday for what the regulator alleges were reporting failures related to hundreds of millions of dollars of unreasonable revenue projections.
The SEC said Canoo, former CEO Ulrich Kranz and Paul Balciunas, its former chief financial officer, misled investors about the company’s financial prospects before it went public in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company in December 2020.
Canoo completed its business combination with Hennessy IV in December 2020.
New Core Scientific CEO says company will exit bankruptcy by year end
Adam Sullivan, who started as CEO of Core Scientific (OTCMKTS: CORZQ) last Friday, is no stranger to bitcoin mining.
In fact, he’s been intimately involved in the industry since at least 2016. Back then, Sullivan was running a GPU mining business on the side while he worked full-time at a hedge fund in New York, he told Blockworks in an interview.
Regarding Core Scientific’s bankruptcy proceedings, a spokesperson told Blockworks the process “is proceeding well.” Sullivan added that the definitive exit date is unknown, but said that he expects to be out of it “by the end of this year.”
Core Scientific completed its merger with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. in January 2022.READ
VinFast Breaks Ground At New North Carolina Factory Despite Perception Backlash, Expects Listing Soon
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II (SAMA) to Liquidate on October 11, 2023 Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: SAMA), announced that it will redeem all of the outstanding shares of its Class A common stock effective as of October 11, 2023. The Company expects...
Mercato Partners Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:MPRA) announced this afternoon via 8-K that its shareholders have approved its combination with Nuvini at a special meeting held earlier today. With 79.74% of the voting power of the Common Stock participating in the vote, the combination was overwhelmingly approved. 7,975,698 shares were recorded voting for the transaction, while only 38,008...
Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HPLT) announced that it adjourned this morning’s extension vote without conducting any business and it will pick things up again at 11 am ET October 2. Shareholders at the meeting are to consider giving Home Plate an extra two and half months to complete a deal, moving its deadline from October...
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Fortune Rise Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FRLA) announced this morning that it has changed the target of its letter of intent to combine, but only partially. The SPAC had an existing LOI to merge with its own sponsor, but since that sponsor is now a subsidiary of another company it has to combine with a different version...