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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 Saudi Owners
Lucid Group Inc. (NASDAQ:LCID) is raising about $3 billion in a common stock offering with the majority of the money coming from the electric vehicle maker’s Saudi owners after a more than 60% stock slump in the last year. The shares plunged more than 7% in extended trading.
The company announced the raise along with a corresponding investment by its owners — Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund — in a statement, confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. PIF, the kingdom’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is purchasing $1.8 billion of the stock in a private placement.READ
Why Dealmaker Betsy Cohen Believes SPACs Will Make A Comeback
Reverse merger vehicles – better known as SPACs – have fallen out of flavor amid rising interest rates and slumping stock valuations. But one prominent dealmaker, Betsy Cohen, says they’re due for a comeback.
“It will come back, because it serves a need,” says Cohen, who helped take seven companies public through SPACs between 2015 and 2021, making her one of the industry’s more prolific “sponsors.” These deals helped Cohen, age 81, build her estimated $245 million fortune, which puts her at No. 98 on Forbes’ just-published annual list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women.READ
Space SPAC Startup SatixFy Sees Fifth CEO In Year
Satellite computer chip startup SatixFy (NYSE:SATX), which saw a rotation of executives pass through its corner office even before it became a publicly traded company, said Nir Barkan will be acting CEO effective June 1, replacing Ido Gur, “who is stepping down.”READ
PublicSq. Values-Aligned Marketplace Announces Growth Milestone; Adds Nearly 300,000 New Consumer Members in a Single Week, Bringing Total to More Than One Million
PSQ Holdings, Inc. (“PublicSq.”), a leading marketplace of patriotic businesses and consumers, today announced that its consumer member base increased by over 300,000 from May 23, 2023, to the end of May. PublicSq.’s consumer membership grew by more than 40% in a single week, fast-tracking the platform to more than one million consumer members in less than 11 months since its nationwide launch on July 4th, 2022.
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...
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that its shareholders approved its combination with NKGen Biotech at a special meeting September 25. A total of 3,386,528 shares were redeemed in connection with the vote, leaving Graf IV with about $27.6 million in the tank and a final redemption rate of 84.3%....
Anzu Special Acquisition Corp I (NASDAQ:ANZU) has closed its combination with Envoy Medical and its shares and warrants are to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “COCH” and “COCHW” on October 2. The SPAC secured shareholder approval on September 27 and still has not divulged redemption figures. But, it went into the vote...
Mercato Partners (NASDAQ:MPRA) closed its combination with Brazilian software firm Nuvini this afternoon and its shares and warrants are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “NVNI” and “NVNIW” on October 2. The combined company will continue to be led by its existing CEO and a seven-member Board including Mercato CEO Dr....