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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: January 25, 2023
by Marlena Haddad on 2023-01-25 at 12:35am

 


Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Circle blames SEC for deal collapse, Vacasa slashes 17% of workforce, and Hindenburg targets Adani Group after bets against Nikola


Circle Blames SEC for Collapse of $9B SPAC

Stablecoin company Circle says the SEC is to blame for its failure to go public.

The company told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview published Wednesday (Jan. 25) that the $9 billion deal was called off last year not because of the rocky cryptocurrency market, but because the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had not approved it.

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Vacasa Slashes 17% of Workforce in Second Recent Round of Layoffs

Vacation rental property manager Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA) is eliminating 1,300 positions, which was 17 percent of its workforce, as the company determined it had to make deeper improvements to operations. The firings took place Tuesday, just three months after the company axed 280 staffers.

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US Short Seller Takes On Asia’s Richest Man After Targeting Nikola and Twitter

US short seller Hindenburg Research LLC is targeting Asia’s richest man with accusations of market manipulation and fraud after a run of often-successful bets against companies ranging from electric-vehicle maker Nikola Corp. (Nasdaq: NKLA) to Twitter Inc.

The firm run by Nate Anderson published an almost 100-page report on Gautam Adani’s Adani Group, sending shares of the Indian group’s companies tumbling Wednesday. Hindenburg said it’s short Adani securities via derivatives and US-traded bonds. Adani Group rejected the accusations as “baseless” and “selective misinformation.”

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by Nicholas Alan Clayton on 2023-01-30 at 2:04pm

Seaport Calibre Materials Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:SCMA) announced in an 8-K that it has inked new non-redemption agreements after postponing its initial extension vote. The SPAC has agreed to allocate up to 37,500 promote shares (1.1%) to investors holding in exchange for them agreeing not to redeem an aggregate of 150,000 shares at the vote now...

by Marlena Haddad on 2023-01-30 at 1:22pm

Armada I (NASDAQ:AACI) announced this afternoon that it has once again postponed its extension vote. The SPAC initially planned to hold its special meeting on January 20, but postponed it to January 30, and will now be pushing it back until tomorrow, January 31. Armada has also extended the deadline for holders to submit their public...

by Nicholas Alan Clayton on 2023-01-30 at 12:07am

Prime Impact I (NYSE:PIAI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with auto insurance firm Cheche at an enterprise value of $841 million, or about 2.3x its 2022 revenue. Beijing-based Cheche provides a digital insurance platform for car owners in China with about 34 million vehicles covered. The combined company is expected to trade...

by Marlena Haddad on 2023-01-30 at 11:42am

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by Marlena Haddad on 2023-01-30 at 10:15am

Pono Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:PONO) disclosed in an 8-K filing this morning that its shareholders approved its combination with air mobility company AERWINS at a special meeting held on Friday, January 27. Holders of 12,412,861 common shares were present at the meeting and the deal was approved with 11,218,712 shares in favor of the transaction. The filing did not...

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