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Latest SPAC News: Bridgetown Holdings nears merger with Hyphen, Bhutan’s investment arm and Bitdeer plan a $500M fund for crypto mining, and Ares’s $500M SPAC marks return of jumbo blank-check firms
Billionaire-Thiel Backed SPAC Is Said to Near Merger With Hyphen
Bridgetown Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:BTWN), the US-listed blank-check company backed by billionaires Peter Thiel and Richard Li, is nearing a merger with financial technology firm Hyphen Group, according to people familiar with the matter.
Bridgetown has conducted due diligence on Hong Kong-based Hyphen and the firms are holding final negotiations with both existing and prospective shareholders, the people said.READ
Bhutan Plans a $500 Million Fund for Crypto Mining in the Himalayas
Bhutan’s investment arm and Nasdaq-listed company Bitdeer Technologies Group (NASDAQ:BTDR) plan to seek investors for a fund worth up to $500 million that will be used to develop green crypto mining in the Himalayan kingdom.
Fund raising targeting institutional investors will begin at the end of May and the goal is to set up carbon-free digital mining that taps Bhutan’s abundant hydroelectric power, according to a joint statement Wednesday.
Bitdeer completed its $4 billion business combination with Blue Safari in April.READ
Ares’s $500 Million SPAC Marks Return of Jumbo Blank-Check Firms
A $500 million special-purpose acquisition company backed by Ares Management Corp. (NYSE:ARES) is the first jumbo blank check firm to emerge after more than a year of mostly tiny offerings.
The alternative asset manager’s second blank-check effort shows there’s demand for SPACs amid a backdrop that has seen dozens shut down and a growing number forced to grapple with investors cashing out. Ares Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:AACT) is the biggest SPAC offering to price since January 2022, when stock markets traded near all-time highs and hundreds of sponsors were still running to join the SPAC gold rush.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending June 2, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. As is typical of slow holiday weeks, this past week for SPACs was no exception. To wit, there were zero new S-1s filed, zero amendments...
Trajectory Alpha Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:TCOA) announced this afternoon that it has entered into a purchase and contribution agreement with its sponsor and J. Streicher Holdings, LLC. As a result, the SPAC will undergo a change in management. As part of the agreement, J. Streicher will pay $250,000 to Trajectory Alpha and $1.00 to the sponsor. In return,...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Sound Point I, Bullpen Parlay, and Zimmer Energy Transition Sound Point Acquisition Corp I (SPCM) to Liquidate on June 4 Sound Point Acquisition Corp I, Ltd (NASDAQ: SPCM) announced today that it intends to liquidate and dissolve, effective as of June 4, 2023, and will redeem all of the outstanding Class A...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp. GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corporation (GSRM) Adds Non-Redemption Agreement On May 31, 2023, GSR II Meteora Acquisition Corp., (NASDAQ:GSRM), entered into certain non-redemption agreements with certain third parties in connection with the special meeting of stockholders. Pursuant to such Non-Redemption Agreements, each Non-Redeeming Stockholder agreed that it will...
Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE:ATEK) announced this afternoon that it is postponing its extension vote scheduled for June 12 until June 13. Shareholders at the special meeting are to vote on a proposal to allow Athena Technology II to extend its transaction deadline on a monthly basis up to nine times from June 14,...