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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: March 11, 2022
by Marlena Haddad on 2022-03-11 at 11:38am


Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Byju’s founder in $800M funding round with BlackRock, Wag! announces record 4Q and full year 2021 results, and Romeo Power partners with Wrightspeed

Byju’s Founder in $800 Million Funding Round With BlackRock

Byju Raveendran is investing $400 million in his namesake and India’s most valuable startup, Byju’s, leading an $800 million funding round alongside investors BlackRock Inc. (NYSE:BLK), Sumeru Ventures and Vitruvian Partners.

The funding round has closed even as the Bangalore-headquartered edtech startup is in negotiations with at least three SPACs with plans to go public via a merger. The SPACs include Michael Klein’s Churchill Capital (NYSE:CVII) and Michael Dell’s MSD Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MSDA), and the SPAC promoted by Harry Sloan, a long-time Hollywood executive.


Wag! Announces Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Results, Beats Initial Revenue and EBITDA Guidance

Wag Labs, Inc., an American pet services marketplace company powering a mobile-first technology platform that enables on-demand and scheduled dog walking, training, and other pet care services, which recently announced it would become publicly traded through a merger with CHW Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: CHWA), today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.


Romeo Power and Wrightspeed Announce “Powertrain in a Crate” to Safely Repower School Buses, Transit Buses and Certain Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks Into Zero Emission Electric Vehicles

Romeo Power (NYSE: RMO) and Wrightspeed, today announced that they are working together to leverage Romeo Power’s high-capacity battery packing and module technology along with Wrightspeed’s high torque, high-efficiency powertrain system to accelerate electrification in the bus, and medium and heavy duty truck market.

RMG Acquisition Corp. announced in a press release that its shareholders approved its combination with Romeo Power on December 28, 2020.


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