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Latest SPAC News: Lucid Air Grand Touring fails to meet EPA mileage range, Embark Trucks to cut 70% of workforce, and Sonder to reduce employees by 14%
2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring Fails to Meet EPA Mileage Range
The highly anticipated 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring (NASDAQ:LCID) needs to catch up to its EPA mileage range. According to a recent test, the luxury electric vehicle missed its estimated range by nearly 80 miles. This is a significant setback for the vehicle’s manufacturers, who have been promoting its long-range capabilities.
Lucid completed its merger with Churchill Capital IV in July 2021.READ
Embark Trucks lays off workers, explores liquidation of self-driving truck assets
Embark Trucks (NASDAQ:EMBK), the autonomous trucking company that went public in 2021 via a merger with a special purpose acquisition company, is cutting 70% of its workforce and shutting down two offices. And the pain may not be over as CEO Alex Rodrigues noted in an email to employees that the remaining 30% of workers will focus on winding down operations.READ
Sonder reduces workforce by 14% in latest layoff round
Short-term rental lodging firm Sonder (NASDAQ:SOND) is making around 100 corporate employees redundant, amounting to close to 14 per cent of the startup’s overall workforce.
The news was revealed by Francis Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Sonder, in the startup’s earnings call on Wednesday. The layoffs are set to take effect at the end of the first quarter next month.
Sonder went public last January via a business combination with SPAC Gores Metropoulos II, when it was valued in the region of $1.9 billion.READ
Altimeter Partner Chris Conforti to Leave the Investment Firm
Altimeter Capital Management partner Chris Conforti plans to leave the investment firm, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
Conforti plans to join a new firm as a co-founder with former Whale Rock Capital Management partner Kristov Paulus, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.
Conforti was involved in an Altimeter-backed SPAC’s merger that took Grab Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRAB), according to securities filings.READ
Alpine (NYSE:REVE) announced this afternoon that it has again adjourned its special meeting to complete its transaction with experiential entertainment company Two Bit Circus. The SPAC originally intended to hold its special meeting on February 24, but has adjourned it four times since then. Alpine now expects to reconvene the meeting on March 30 at 12:00 p.m....
Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HPLT) announced that it adjourned its extension vote today and will reconvene the special meeting at 10:30 am ET on March 30. At the upcoming meeting, the SPAC hopes to gain shareholder approval to extend its completion deadline from April 4, 2023, to October 4, 2023. Home Plate announced a $214 million business combination with...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Ares considers raising $400M for new SPAC and electric air mobility division of AIRO and Kernel Group sign MOU with Blade India Ares Considers New $400 Million SPAC Despite Market Lull Ares Management Corp....
DiamondHead Holding Corps. (NASDAQ:DHHC) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has entered into subscription agreements with lock-up investors and PIPE investors in connection to its business combination with Great Southern Homes. Although the deal was approved by shareholders during a meeting last Thursday, the parties are still working to raise funds to meet...
Nova Vision Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:NOVV) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with social platform Real Messenger at an enterprise value of $150 million, or 9.4x its 2024E revenue. Costa Mesa, California-based Real Messenger has developed a real estate marketplace platform designed to enhance engagements between buyers and realtors and allow for a more...