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Latest SPAC News: Carbon Revolution secures $60M loan, Virgin Orbit sells assets to Rocket Lab, and Freightos freezes hiring plan
Carbon Revolution Secures $60 Million Loan
Carbon Revolution Limited, a Tier 1 OEM supplier and a leading global manufacturer of lightweight advanced technology carbon fiber wheels, announced the establishment of a $60 million debt financing arranged and insured by PIUS Limited LLC, a Gallagher company, and its affiliates. Net proceeds from the four-year program will be partly used to repay key existing lenders, with the remainder of the capital used to fund further Mega-line automation, capacity expansion, and provide general working capital to support the Company’s forecast growth.
The Financing was secured in connection with the SPAC merger process following the November 2022 signing of a definitive business combination agreement with Twin Ridge Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRCA).READ
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit to Liquidate, Sell Off Assets to Stratolaunch, Rocket Lab
Stratolaunch LLC and Rocket Lab USA Inc.(NASDAQ:RKLB) are among the buyers for assets of Virgin Orbit Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:VORBQ), the bankrupt space-launch company tied to billionaire Richard Branson.
Virgin Orbit will sell its modified Boeing 747, known as Cosmic Girl, to Stratolaunch for $17 million after no better bids emerged, according to bankruptcy court papers filed Tuesday. Meanwhile, Rocket Lab is buying Virgin Orbit’s primary rocket factory in California for $16.1 million.
Rocket Lab completed its business combination with Vector Acquisition in August 2021.READ
Anthemis targets $200M for new fund after layoffs and canceled SPAC
Anthemis Group is trying to raise $200 million for a third fund, according to an SEC filing. It has been in the market since last year and has so far secured commitments of just $36.4 million. The firm separately had to scrap plans to raise a SPAC late last month.
Founded in 2010, London-based Anthemis is focused on financial technology — a sector which has been hard hit by the economic downturn and venture capital slowdown.READ
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II (SAMA) to Liquidate on October 11, 2023 Schultze Special Purpose Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: SAMA), announced that it will redeem all of the outstanding shares of its Class A common stock effective as of October 11, 2023. The Company expects...
Mercato Partners Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:MPRA) announced this afternoon via 8-K that its shareholders have approved its combination with Nuvini at a special meeting held earlier today. With 79.74% of the voting power of the Common Stock participating in the vote, the combination was overwhelmingly approved. 7,975,698 shares were recorded voting for the transaction, while only 38,008...
Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:HPLT) announced that it adjourned this morning’s extension vote without conducting any business and it will pick things up again at 11 am ET October 2. Shareholders at the meeting are to consider giving Home Plate an extra two and half months to complete a deal, moving its deadline from October...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Law firm Schulte sues SPAC over fees from failed Philippine casino merger U.S. law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel is suing its former client 26 Capital Acquisition Corp to recover more than $1.9 million in legal fees...
Fortune Rise Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:FRLA) announced this morning that it has changed the target of its letter of intent to combine, but only partially. The SPAC had an existing LOI to merge with its own sponsor, but since that sponsor is now a subsidiary of another company it has to combine with a different version...