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The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: March 3, 2022
by Marlena Haddad on 2022-03-03 at 12:08am


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

Latest SPAC News: Palihapitiya sued over insider sale of Virgin Galactic shares and CaixaBank collaborates with D-Wave on new quantum applications

Palihapitiya Sued Over Insider Sale of Virgin Galactic Shares

Chamath Palihapitiya took advantage of his insider role as chairman of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SPCE) to sell 10 million shares of the struggling space travel company for $315 million before he abruptly quit the board last month, a shareholder alleged in a lawsuit.

The complaint, filed on behalf of Virgin Galactic to seek damages from its directors and officers, also alleges that founder Richard Branson pocketed $301 million by dumping his shares while the stock price was “artificially inflated.”


CaixaBank Group, D-Wave Collaborate on Innovative New Quantum Applications for Finance Industry

CaixaBank, the leading financial group in Spain, and D-Wave Systems Inc., a global leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the only provider building both annealing and gate-model quantum computers, today announced the business results for two significant financial quantum hybrid computing applications for investment portfolio optimization and investment hedging calculation.

The quantum hybrid applications have significantly decreased compute time to solve complex financial problems, improving investment portfolio optimization, increasing a bond portfolio internal rate of return (IRR), and minimizing the capital needed for hedging operations, as a result of their collaboration.

D-Wave announced in February it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with DPCM Capital, Inc. (NYSE:XPOA).



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