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Latest SPAC News: Insurers win partial victory in SPAC D&O case, SEC settles charges against African Gold Acquisition Corp., and MNG Airlines announces $35M dividend
Insurers win partial victory in SPAC D&O case
A Delaware Court has issued a partial victory to insurers in one of the first directors and officers liability insurance coverage cases related to special purpose acquisition companies to reach a ruling.
Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. III was a publicly traded SPAC that merged with privately held Clover Health Investments Co. in January 2021, according to the Feb. 6 ruling by the Delaware Superior Court in Wilmington in Clover Health Investments Corp. et al. v. Berkley Insurance Co. et. al.READ
SEC Settles Charges Against SPAC African Gold Acquisition for Internal Control, Recordkeeping Failures
The SEC said Wednesday it settled charges against African Gold Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:AGAC) for internal controls, reporting, and record keeping violations that enabled its former CFO to misappropriate about $1.2 million from the company’s bank account.
The SEC said the SPAC made materially false filings with the agency and maintained inaccurate books and records. African Gold agreed to a cease-and-desist order and to pay a $103,591 civil monetary penalty without admitting or denying the findings.READ
MNG Airlines Announces Approximately $35 Million Dividend for Fiscal Year 2022
The board of directors of MNG has announced its intent to distribute a cash dividend of TRY 662 million (TRY 16.76 per ordinary share), or approximately $35 million ($0.89 per ordinary share) based on the exchange rate from S&P CapitalIQ as of February 17, 2023, for the fiscal year 2022 subject to the approval of its shareholders in its upcoming general assembly to holders of record of MNGA’s ordinary shares as of the general assembly date.
Assuming the previously announced proposed business combination with Golden Falcon Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:GFX) is consummated, and the Available Cash Condition of $30 million is satisfied, on a pro forma basis, this dividend would equate to $0.55 per ordinary share, resulting in a 5.5% dividend yield based on an illustrative $10.00 price per share.READ
Nikola will make Plus autonomous truck technology standard in 2024
Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) will test autonomous driving software from Plus on its battery- and fuel cell-electric trucks later this year and become the first zero-tailpipe-emission truck maker to make it standard in 2024.
Plus requires drivers in the cab as it opens up more autonomous features through its PlusDrive system. It is aiming for driverless operation. But it wants to log 8 billion miles of operation with safety drivers monitoring the technology before removing the driver.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending March 31, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. Filings continue to remain quiet, but SPACs did manage to price two more IPOs this week with TMT Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: TMTCU) and Trailblazer Merger...
Hudson Acquisition I Corp. (NASDAQ:HUDA) announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with a pre-clinical-stage biotechnology company. The SPAC did not provide many details on the unnamed target, but disclosed that the biotech company is focused on developing intranasal preventives for major disease-causing respiratory viruses. As a condition to the target...
Heading into April, SPACs are to see eight sponsors and 11 de-SPAC’d companies freed from lock-ups and ready to trade. Most of these lock-up expirations are loaded into the final week of the month, but those hitting this milestone already next week include some of the more interesting transactions of the crop. In particular, MoonLake...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Shares of Digital World jump after Trump’s indictment, and pair of Delaware Chancery court decisions deny motions to dismiss SPAC shareholder’s fiduciary breach claims Trump-Tied SPAC’s Shares Jump After Historic New York Charge The...
Ares Acquisition Corporation II (NYSE:AACT) filed its S-1 yesterday afternoon for a $400 million IPO, marking the second SPAC to file for an IPO in March and the largest since December 20, 2021, when Gores Holdings X Inc. filed for a $725 million SPAC. Ares II intends to focus its search on an established target...