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Latest SPAC News: WeWork warns of possible bankruptcy, DoubleDragon considers Nasdaq SPAC listing for hotel arm, and Wheels Up gets fresh liquidity boost from Delta
WeWork shares sink after warning of bankruptcy risk
WeWork (NYSE:WE) warned of a possible bankruptcy in a stunning reversal of fortune for the shared workspace provider that four years ago was one of the world’s most prized startups with a valuation of $47 billion.
The SoftBank-backed company, valued at just $446.8 million as of last close, has been in turmoil ever since it filed its IPO paperwork in 2019 as investors pointed out governance issues involving its then founder-CEO Adam Neumann.
The company went public in 2021 through a SPAC merger after abandoning its IPO plans, but the struggles continued as investors doubted its business model while clients moved to hybrid work since the pandemic.
Philippines’ DoubleDragon considers Nasdaq SPAC listing for hotel arm
Philippine real estate company DoubleDragon Corp said on Tuesday it is considering listing its Singapore-registered unit Hotel101 Global on the U.S. Nasdaq via a merger with a SPAC.
DoubleDragon confirmed in response to a local media report that it was weighing the SPAC route as one option to accelerate the international expansion of hotel group Hotel101.
Private-Jet Firm Wheels Up Seeks Rescue Funding
Wheels Up Experience Inc. (NYSE:UP) just got a fresh liquidity boost from its largest shareholder, Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL).
The struggling concierge jet-service firm has been seeking new financing from investors as its cash dwindles, according to people with knowledge of the situation. It has been working with Jefferies Financial Group Inc. and Kirkland & Ellis to explore options, including asset sales and cost cutting, to improve profitability.
The New York-based company, which lets customers book private charter flights by the hour, has garnered big-name investors including former LVMH executives and the consumer-focused private equity firm L Catterton, but has reported losses in every quarter since it went public through a reverse merger with Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp. in mid-2021.
eureKING to buy SCTbio, plans Paris-listed biotech firm
French SPAC eureKING on Wednesday said it would acquire full ownership of SCTbio with a view to creating a new biotech company, which will be listed in Paris.
eureKING said it will pay around 13.08 million euros ($14.35 million) for 67% of the share capital, on a fully diluted basis, of SCTbio, a pharma company specializing in the cell and gene-therapy field.
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...