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Latest SPAC News: Tanzanian entrepreneur plans $4 billion agriculture investment via SPAC, Elizabeth Warren backs SEC’s tougher SPAC plan, and TMTG unveils new features on Truth Social
Tanzanian entrepreneur Dewji plans $2-4 billion grains production investment via SPAC
The head of one of Tanzania’s biggest firms, Mohammed Dewji, said he plans to float an agriculture company worth up to $4 billion in New York or London next year, with money raised mainly from development banks.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February sent global grain and fertiliser prices soaring, though they have retreated in recent weeks. Inflation has subsequently risen in many African countries.
He said he aimed to structure the venture, for which he has yet to secure land, as a SPAC and would himself put up $400 million as 10% to 20% of total funding.READ
Elizabeth Warren Backs SEC’s Tougher SPAC Plan to Curb ‘Scams and Fraud’
Elizabeth Warren is coming out in support of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules to regulate blank-check companies, urging more protections for individual investors who can fall prey to Wall Street.
In a letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Friday, the Massachusetts senator said she backed the agency’s proposals for SPACs, “which will level the playing field for retail investors and prevent Wall Street insiders from perpetuating scams and fraud to line their own pockets.”READ
TMTG Unveils New Features on Truth Social
Today, Trump Media & Technology Group (“TMTG”), led by its Chairman Donald J. Trump and CEO Devin Nunes, unveiled significant new features on its free-speech social media platform Truth Social, rapidly delivering another major upgrade for its users.
To provide users with a superior social media experience that augments Truth Social’s chronological feed, today’s update include a Profile Carousel atop the Truth Social feed swiftly connects users directly to the feeds of some of the most popular and active accounts they follow, a Suggested Profiles Carousel is interspersed throughout the feeds, helping users discover new and interesting accounts, and more.
Digital World (NASDAQ:DWAC) entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Trump Media and Technology Group last year on October 21.READ
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) has closed its combination with NKGen Biotech and its shares and warrants will begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “NKGN” and “NKGNW” today. The SPAC secured shareholder approval for the deal last week with 84.3% redemptions. Graf IV CEO James Graf is set to join the combined company...
An In-Depth Look at SPAC Activity Throughout the Third Quarter of 2023 Below is a summary of the year-to-date SPAC performance. We’re now three-quarters of the way through 2023 and while activity remains muted, there is a sense that SPACs have run the most difficult part of the “correction” gauntlet and have reached a better...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 29, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As September comes to a close, SPACs did not price any IPOs during the month with the most recent IPO (99 Acquisition Group) having priced...
Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:ACAQ) announced this afternoon that its stockholders approved its combination with German EV-maker e.GO at a special meeting held earlier today. Additionally, Athena Consumer’s warrant proposal to convert all outstanding warrants to 0.175 shares in the combined company was also approved. A total of 884,880 shares of Athena Class A Common...
October is set to be a quiet month for lock-up expirations with only four de-SPACs and four sponsors now open to trade their shares for the first time. The first customer is Bitdeer Technologies. Its shareholders and the Blue Safari sponsor both stand to gain the most out of this group from moving some of...