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Latest SPAC News: Missouri Cobalt hires Goldman to go public through SPAC, WeWork’s occupancy increased in May, Zoomcar eyes listing via SPAC, and Amazon in talks to buy 20% of Plus
U.S. Nickel-Cobalt Miner Missouri Cobalt Hires Bank To Go Public Through SPAC
U.S.-based nickel-cobalt miner Missouri Cobalt, LLC has hired Goldman Sachs to assess options, including a public listing through a blank-check company in a deal that could value the miner at up to $5 billion, two sources told Reuters.
A deal would underline growing interest by Wall Street in strategic minerals as President Joe Biden seeks to cut U.S. reliance on industry leader China for electric vehicle materials.READ
WeWork Offers Business Update Showing Occupancy Improved in May
Office-sharing company WeWork, which had a spectacular failed IPO attempt in 2019 and is now planning to hit public markets via a merger with a SPAC, offered a business update on Monday and said total occupancy stood at 53% as of May, up three percentage points from March.READ
Sequoia-backed Zoomcar Eyes U.S. Listing Via SPAC
Zoomcar Inc. is considering a listing in the U.S. within the next 12 months to tap markets beyond its home base of India and as coronavirus-related health concerns bolster demand for car rental.
“There’s a lot of momentum in the public markets for this type of story,” Zoomcar co-founder and CEO Greg Moran said in an interview on Friday, adding that a listing via a SPAC was also a possibility.READ
Amazon Is in Talks To Buy Stake in AI Truck-Driving Startup Plus
Amazon.com Inc. has placed an order for 1,000 autonomous driving systems from self-driving truck technology startup Plus and is in talks to buy a stake of as much as 20%, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.
The deal would give Amazon the right to buy preferred shares of Plus via a warrant at a price of $0.46647 per share, the person said. That would amount to a 20% stake based on Plus’s shares outstanding before its planned merger with SPAC Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V.READ
DUET Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:DUET) has signed a business combination agreement with social media firm Fenix 360 at an enterprise value of $610 million. Singapore-based Fenix 360 is developing an app-based social media platform designed for artists to better engage with fans and monetize interactions. The combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq once...
PROOF Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: PACI) announced this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with private aviation company Volato at a special meeting held on November 28. Approximately 97% of the votes cast at the meeting were cast in favor of the approval of the deal. The SPAC did not disclose redemption...
At the SPAC of Dawn Filings after the bell yesterday provided another three-liquidation day for SPACs bringing this week’s tally to four and extending a streak of five straight weeks with four to five liquidations each week. With 178 SPACs having announced a liquidation so far in 2023, the year’s total number could well exceed...
Plum Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ:PLMI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital transformation company Veea for a total enterprise value of approximately $281 million. New York City-based Veea aims to simplify secure edge computing by improving application responsiveness, reducing bandwidth and data transport costs, and eliminating central cloud dependency. The parties expect the transaction to be...
L Catterton Asia (NASDAQ:LCAA) announced this morning that it has upsized the committed financing in its combination with EV sports car maker Lotus to $870 million in total. The latest fuel injection comes in the form of $750 million in convertible notes and PIPE commitments under so far undisclosed terms. Counted purely as a PIPE,...