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Latest SPAC News: GloriFi to shut down, BM Technologies’ acquisition of Seattle community bank pushed to 2023, and Core Scientific loses $1.7 billion
Texas-based fintech firm GloriFi to shut down
Texas-based fintech firm GloriFi is shutting down and laid off most of its employees, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The company’s decision comes after it failed to secure funding needed to carry its operations through the first quarter, the report said, citing an email from GloriFi’s chief marketing and communications officer Cathy Landtroop to employees.
In July, the company had agreed to go public in the United States by merging with special purpose acquisition company DHC Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DHCA), in a deal that valued the fintech at $1.7 billion.READ
BM Technologies’ acquisition of Seattle community bank pushed to 2023
BM Technologies’ (NYSE:BMTX) said its planned $23 million acquisition of a Seattle-based community business bank has been pushed to 2023, following a decision to resubmit its merger application in order to answer questions from regulators regarding the tie-up.
BM Technologies was incubated by Wyomissing, Pennsylvania-based Customers Bank for five years before it was acquired for $140 million by special-purpose acquisition company Megalith Financial Acquisition Corp. in January 2021.READ
Bitcoin Miner Core Scientific Has Lost $1.7 Billion This Year
Core Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ:CORZW), the largest US publicly-traded Bitcoin mining company in terms of computing power which merged with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. in January, said its loss for the first nine months of the year climbed to over $1.7 billion.
The Austin, Texas-based company is among the hardest hit miners with low Bitcoin prices depressing mining revenue to a record low. Soaring energy costs and more competition among miners have plummeted profit margins. Core Scientific first warned in October that it may have to file for bankruptcy if the company can’t find more funding to repay its debt that amounts to over $1 billion. It had a third-quarter loss of $434 million.READ
PMV Consumer (OTC PINK:PMVC) announced that it is redeeming all non-insider public shares for approximately $10.09 per share, but it will not be dissolving just yet. The SPAC is set to provide written redemption notices to each shareholder and trust proceeds are to be distributed within 30 days of these notices. PMV Consumer will then...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Ex-Marvel chief takes the wheel at Arrival, Paysafe plans reverse stock split, and Dave Inc. to pursue a bank charter Founder of troubled electric van maker Arrival steps aside as CEO The founder...
Digital World (NASDAQ:DWAC) announced late Wednesday that its shareholders have approved amending its charter to allow for automatic three-month extensions of its transaction deadline until September 8, 2023. This brings to close a long drama during which Digital World adjourned the vote without concluding business six times at different meetings in September, October and November....
Venus Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:VENA) announced this afternoon that it has secured an investor for a backstop agreement in connection to its business combination with VIYI Algorithm. Venus and its sponsor, Yolanda Management Corporation, entered into a backstop agreement with Joyous JD Limited to purchase VENA shares from third parties through a broker in the open market, or...
SPACs and the use of projections have gotten a fair amount of attention this year from both the media and the SEC. And the pending SEC SPAC Rule could have an additional effect on how bankers and SPAC teams handle projections in the future. However, Jim Zukin, of Zukin Certification Services (“ZCS”), and Christian Nagler,...