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Latest SPAC News: Tims China extends retail distribution partnership with Alibaba’s Freshippo, Anghami reduces headcount by 22%, and Grindr shares soar 400% after SPAC merger
Tims China extends RTD reach with Alibaba’s Freshippo
Tims China (NASDAQ:THCH) has announced a two-year ready-to-drink (RTD) retail distribution partnership with Chinese grocery chain Freshippo.
Launched in 2015 by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, Freshippo currently operates more than 300 retail stores across China. The partnership will see Freshippo introduce co-branded Tims China coffee products online and via its bricks-and-mortar stores from December 2022.
In September 2022 the Chinese operator of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons completed its merger with special purpose acquisition company Silver Crest.READ
Spotify rival Anghami reduces headcount by 22% as part of ‘sustained focus on profitability’
A wave of layoffs has started to bite in the global music business, mirroring a trend in the wider technology sector.
In August, SoundCloud started the process of reducing its global workforce by approximately 20%, blaming a “challenging economic climate”. Now, as rumors swirl that Spotify is mulling a takeover bid for it’s MENA-focused rival Anghami (NASDAQ:ANGH), the latter company has revealed that it’s cut nearly a quarter of its own headcount. Twenty two percent of Anghami’s staff are losing their jobs.
Anghami revealed the news about reducing its headcount within its preliminary unaudited Q3 results, which were filed on Tuesday (November 15).READ
Grindr Shares Soar After SPAC Merger
Shares of Grindr Inc. (NYSE:GRND) surged more than 400% to nearly $60 in morning trading after the LGBTQ-focused social network and dating app completed its merger with special-purpose acquisition company Tiga Acquisition Corp.
Nearly all of the SPAC investors pulled their money out of the deal, as has become common for such mergers recently. That left few shares trading publicly, setting the stage for today’s jump.
New financing could quicken pace of NioCorp niobium mine project
NioCorp, the Colorado-based company hoping to dig a Niobium mine in southeast Nebraska, visited there to assure area residents a new financing opportunity may speed up the development of the long-delayed project.
In September, the company merged with GX Acquisition II (NASDAQ:GXII), a special purpose acquisition company, hoping to move NioCorp onto the NASDAQ stock exchange and attract needed investment. The deal made an estimated $285 Million available to advance additional development of the Elk Creek Mine.READ
European Biotech (NASDAQ:EBAC) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has increased its PIPE by $7.8 million and added $7 million to the convertible loans attached to the combination with biotech firm Oculis. The new PIPE cash comes at $10 per share and joins $63.3 million in existing PIPE financing for a total of...
DHC Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DHCA) announced that it is formally terminating its combination with conservative banking venture GloriFi. This was essentially a formality because the SPAC already announced in November that GloriFi had begun the process of winding down. The two sides announced their $1.7 billion combination in July. But, even at the time, public details...
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending January 27, 2022 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. We’re coming up on the end of January, the first month of the year, and to-date no new S-1s have been filed. Additionally, the number...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Circle spokesperson denies blaming SEC for failed deal, BuzzFeed CEO says AI-powered content will be part of core business, and FaZe Clan faces possible delisting Circle Spokesperson Denies Blaming SEC for Failed $9 Billion Deal...
Health Sciences 2 (NASDAQ:HSAQ) announced that it closed its combination with Orchestra BioMed on January 26. HSAQ ahead of its vote pre-announced redemption figures of 1,597,888 shares equating to 67.7% redemptions, however, that’s still subject to change. However, today it was noted that Orchestra BioMed is to receive $70 million in gross proceeds including $20...