The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: March 2, 2023
by Marlena Haddad on 2023-03-02 at 11:34am

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

Latest SPAC News: Delaware court finds broad D&O coverage for directors and officers in SPAC claim, UpHealth SPAC lawsuit advances against GigCapital’s Avi Katz, and SoFi named World’s Most Innovative Company 


Delaware Court Finds Broad D&O Coverage for Directors and Officers in SPAC Claim

A Delaware court recently issued a significant opinion in a directors and officers liability claim involving a special purpose acquisition company.

In an issue of first impression in Delaware, the Superior Court in Clover Health Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:CLOV) v. Berkley Insurance Co. held that directors and officers of the post-merger entity were “Insured Persons” under the SPAC’s D&O policy because they were acting in “functionally equivalent” roles to directors and officers of the SPAC when the alleged pre-merger wrongful conduct took place.

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UpHealth SPAC Lawsuit Advances Against GigCapital’s Avi Katz

Backers of the blank-check merger that took UpHealth Inc. public lost their bid Wednesday to end litigation in Delaware over claims they duped investors into approving the transaction.

Vice Chancellor Lori W. Will let the proposed class action move forward, saying it’s plausible Israeli businessman Avi S. Katz and other affiliates of GigCapital—which sponsored the shell company that combined with UpHealth—were driven by the deal’s lopsided structure to mislead shareholders about its details.

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SoFi Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023

SoFi Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFI) has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

This year’s list highlights the businesses at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. These companies are setting the standard with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world. In addition to the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, 540 organizations are recognized across 54 sectors and regions.

SoFi (NASDAQ: SOFI) is a member-centric, one-stop shop for digital financial services on a mission to help people achieve financial independence to realize their ambitions.

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