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Latest SPAC News: Vinod Khosla says SPACs are a great alternative for tech, and Apollo’s Rowan believes the SPAC ecosystem is here to stay, while Fed’s Powell says it makes the market feel ‘frothy’
SPACs Are Great Alternative for Tech: Vinod Khosla
Khosla Ventures co-founder Vinod Khosla discusses the continuing popularity of tech companies deciding to go public via SPACs including Berkshire Grey, warehouse automation company and Khosla Ventures investment recipient.
“If you look at the biotech industry, they’ve been able to do IPOs 5-10 years before first revenue. They need to project into the future, explain their future and IPOs have been available to do that. There’s many more areas of technology that fit the same model, and for them, SPACs may be a great alternative,” Khosla said in an interview with Bloomberg Technology.READ
The SPAC Ecosystem Is Here To Stay: Apollo’s Rowan
Apollo Global Management Inc. co-founder and newly minted CEO Marc Rowan talks about how Wall Street is changing and the future of SPACs.
“I think the SPAC ecosystem is here to stay,” says Apollo’s Rowan. “We have been beneficiaries of the SPAC ecosystem, we view it simply as an extension of growth investing.”
He spoke to Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly in a wide-ranging interview for Bloomberg Live’s Invest Talks series.READ
Bitcoin, SPACs Make Market Feel ‘Frothy,’ Fed’s Powell Says
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell comments on the state of financial markets during testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
“SPACs are getting done, bitcoin is going up in value and down in value so at times its felt like a somewhat frothy market, and you do worry about that,” said Powell.READ
SoftBank Unit to Invest in Thiel-Backed Crypto Exchange Bullish
A unit of SoftBank Group Corp. agreed to invest $75 million in Bullish, the sponsor of a not-yet-operational cryptocurrency exchange, as the startup prepares to go public through a merger with a SPAC, according to Bloomberg.
SB Northstar LP will acquire 7.5 million Bullish shares for $10 each at the time it combines with Far Peak Acquisition Corp., according to documents filed July 9 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. It will also buy 3 million warrants to purchase shares of Far Peak, the SPAC taking Bullish public.
The SoftBank unit made the commitment through a $300 million private offering that Bullish held last week, according to the filings, though it was not identified in a subsequent release as one of the buyers.READ
Latest SPAC Liquidations: JAWS Hurricane JAWS Hurricane Acquisition Corporation (HCNE) to Liquidate on June 16 JAWS Hurricane Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: HCNE) today announced that its board of directors has determined not to proceed with a proposal to extend its corporate existence. As such, the Board has determined to cancel the special meeting of its stockholders,...
Jupiter Wellness Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:JWAC) announced this afternoon that it has completed its combination with Chinese carmaker Chijet. The deal was already approved by shareholders at a special meeting held on May 2, but at that time, the SPAC did not provide a timeline for the closing of the transaction. Although redemption numbers have still not...
The advent of summer is bringing nine lock-up expirations for de-SPAC’d companies and 10 on the sponsor side. The first change is to come for the sponsor of European Biotech Acquisition Corp., which closed its combination with Swiss pharma firm Oculis SA (NASDAQ:OCS) just three months ago. The sponsor is getting flexibility at a good...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Lucid to raise $3B in a common stock offering from Saudi owners, Betsy Cohen says SPACs will make a comeback, and SatixFy makes another leadership change Lucid Raising $3 Billion With More Money From...
An article on Bloomberg yesterday announced what many in SPAC Land have been wondering after UBS acquired Credit Suisse – where was Niron Stabinsky, the Head of SPACs at Credit Suisse, going to land? The answer is Banco Santander SA, in what appears to be a massive lift of most (or nearly all) of Credit...