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Latest SPAC News: Frazier SPAC mulls merger with NewAmsterdam Pharma, Turkish mobility app Marti’s IPO announcement imminent, and leverage craze brings new ETF targeting SPACs
Frazier SPAC Is in Talks to Merge With NewAmsterdam Pharma
NewAmsterdam Pharma BV, a biotechnology company that aims to treat metabolic diseases, is in talks to go public through a merger with blank-check firm Frazier Lifesciences Acquisition Corp.(NASDAQ:FLAC), according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Frazier, a Seattle-based special purpose acquisition company led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Topper, is in final discussions with investors for a private investment in public equity to support a transaction that’s set to value the combined entity at more than $700 million, said some of the people, all of whom requested anonymity as the talks are private. As with all transactions that have not been finalized, it’s possible talks could collapse.READ
Turkish Mobility App Marti’s New York IPO Announcement Imminent
Turkey’s mobility app Marti will announce its planned merger with a blank-check company within weeks, a deal that marks the first initial public offering by a Turkish company via a SPAC in New York, according to Bloomberg.READ
Leverage Craze Brings New ETF Targeting the SPAC Market
A new exchange-traded fund is looking to make leveraged bets on one of the worst-performing corners of the US equity markets this year, as the craze of amped-up strategies sweeps the ETF industry.
The RiverNorth Enhanced Pre-Merger SPAC ETF (NYSE:SPCZ) launched last week, investing in SPACs before they merge with their targets. There are at least eight other exchange-traded funds in the US focused on blank-check companies, but this new fund would be the first that uses leverage, according to RiverNorth Capital Management Chief Executive Officer Patrick Galley.READ
SeaStar Medical Submits Humanitarian Device Exemption Application to FDA for Use of Selective Cytopheretic Device in Children with Acute Kidney Injury
SeaStar Medical, a medical technology company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, and LMF Acquisition Opportunities, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMAO) (LMAO), a special purpose acquisition company, today announced SeaStar Medical has submitted its application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) for use of the Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) for critically-ill children with acute kidney injury (AKI). The FDA informed SeaStar Medical that it has accepted the application and will begin its review.READ
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...
Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA) announced this afternoon that it plans to convene and then adjourn its extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders originally to be held on September 26 at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time. Twin Ridge intends to hold the new meeting at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time, on October 3, 2023. Additional details were not given as to...
Social Leverage Acquisition Corp I (Nasdaq: SLAC) and W3BCLOUD Holdings Inc. announced this afternoon that they have mutually agreed to terminate their business combination agreement. The reasons cited were once again “due to existing market conditions”, which most likely implies the current capital market conditions as well as the fact that W3BCLOUD works within the...