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Latest SPAC News: Lordstown to sell $400 million in stock, the London Stock Exchange has its first SPAC listing, and Sebi explores framework for SPACs in India
Lordstown Is Selling Some Stock
Electric-vehicle startup Lordstown Motors Corp. reached a deal to sell as much as $400 million in stock over the next three years to an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global.
The terms allow the Ohio-based truckmaker to direct the fund to buy a tranche of Class A shares equal to as much as 30% of a day’s trading value of the stock or a block of $30 million, the EV maker said in a regulatory filing Monday.READ
U.K.’s SPAC Market Rouses From Its Slumber
Almost eight months into 2021, the London Stock Exchange finally has its first listing of a SPAC for the year. The deal is likely to be a harbinger of more, bigger offerings to come, according to Bloomberg.
The tiny blank-check firm, Spinnaker Acquisitions Plc, surged as much as 25% Wednesday after raising 2 million pounds ($2.77 million).READ
Sebi Exploring Framework for SPACs in India, Says Chairman Tyagi
The Primary Market Advisory Committee of Sebi is exploring whether the regulator should introduce a framework for SPACs in India, chairman Ajay Tyagi said today at a FICCI event.
“We have few other proposals in pipeline that are in the early discussion stage – IPO reforms on the book building & fixed price framework and provisions relating to price band and further reforms on preferential issue – being some of them,” Tyagi said.READ
A SPAC Earnings Disaster Has Advent Facing $800 Million Loss
ATI Physical Therapy Inc., in its earnings debut as a public company following a merger with a blank-check firm, revised its revenue projections sharply lower and disclosed larger-than-expected staff turnover. ATI’s shares closed Tuesday at $3.82, down 54% over the span of two days and ranking it among the worst-performing companies to have gone public via a SPAC.
Earlier this month, the company pulled a $570 million loan transaction to refinance its capital structure. The offering, led by Barclays Plc, was the first to be withdrawn from syndication since late May.
Boston-based Advent, with $75 billion in assets under management, owns about 62.9% of ATI, according to filings, and is now facing a paper loss of about $800 million.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending June 2, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As is typical of slow holiday weeks, this past week for SPACs was no exception. To wit, there were zero new S-1s filed, zero amendments...
Trajectory Alpha Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:TCOA) announced this afternoon that it has entered into a purchase and contribution agreement with its sponsor and J. Streicher Holdings, LLC. As a result, the SPAC will undergo a change in management. As part of the agreement, J. Streicher will pay $250,000 to Trajectory Alpha and $1.00 to the sponsor. In return,...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Sound Point I, Bullpen Parlay, and Zimmer Energy Transition Sound Point Acquisition Corp I (SPCM) to Liquidate on June 4 Sound Point Acquisition Corp I, Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCM) announced today that it intends to liquidate and dissolve, effective as of June 4, 2023, and will redeem all of the outstanding Class A...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp. GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation (GSRM) Adds Non-Redemption Agreement On May 31, 2023, GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp., (NASDAQ:GSRM), entered into certain non-redemption agreements with certain third parties in connection with the special meeting of stockholders. Pursuant to such Non-Redemption Agreements, each Non-Redeeming Stockholder agreed that it will...
Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:ATEK) announced this afternoon that it is postponing its extension vote scheduled for June 12 until June 13. Shareholders at the special meeting are to vote on a proposal to allow Athena Technology II to extend its transaction deadline on a monthly basis up to nine times from June 14,...