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Latest SPAC News: Carousell becomes Singapore’s newest unicorn, Acorns names former Amazon executive as president, and Anghami partners with Amazon Prime
Online Marketplace Carousell Is Singapore’s Newest Unicorn
Online classifieds marketplace Carousell Pte became Singapore’s latest tech unicorn, raising funds at a $1.1 billion valuation as Southeast Asia’s e-commerce startups benefit from the pandemic and related lockdowns, according to Bloomberg.
The company got $100 million in a round led by South Korean private equity firm STIC Investments.
Carousell has weighed a U.S. listing via a merger with a blank-check company, people with knowledge of the matter said in June.READ
Acorns Names Amazon Alum David Hijirida as President Ahead of IPO
Acorns Grow Inc. hired former Amazon.com Inc. executive David Hijirida as its president, as the savings and investing startup prepares to go public by merging with a blank-check company.
On May 27, Acorns entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Pioneer Merger Corp. (NASDAQ:PACX).READ
Amazon Prime and Anghami Collaborate in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates with Anghami Plus
Amazon and Anghami have today announced that Amazon Prime members in Saudi Arabia and the UAE can enjoy an exclusive six-months free offer on Anghami Plus, Anghami’s premium paid tier, with their Prime membership.
Prime members in Saudi Arabia and the UAE will receive a free six-month subscription to Anghami Plus, followed by 50% off the subscription fee for the next six months.
On March 3, Anghami entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Vistas Media (NASDAQ:VMAC).READ
SAB Biotherapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in Phase 2a Challenge Trial of SAB-176 for the Treatment of Seasonal Influenza
SAB Biotherapeutics (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a novel immunotherapy platform that produces specifically targeted, high-potency, fully-human polyclonal antibodies without the need for human donors, today announced the completion of enrollment in its Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of SAB-176 in a challenge study.
SAB-176 is a novel anti-influenza human immunotherapy designed to address the limitations of current treatments for moderate to severe seasonal influenza.
On June 22, SAB announced a planned merger with Big Cypress Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BCYP).READ
Tracking SPACs and all of their various types of “corporate actions” can be challenging. After all, a SPAC can postpone, adjourn, extend, complete, liquidate early, do a tender offer, and in some cases, one SPAC do all of those actions within its lifespan. Naturally, this can be challenging to manage. More importantly, it can very...
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Avalon Acquisition Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAC) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has entered into a prepaid forward purchase agreement with RiverNorth SPAC Arbitrage Fund, the purchaser, as it works to close its combination with financial services firm The Beneficient Company, or Ben. As part of the agreement, RiverNorth agreed to effect certain purchases of shares...
Blue Ocean (NASDAQ:BOCN) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital media company TNL Mediagene at a pre-money enterprise value of $275 million. TNL Mediagene holds the Japanese licenses for a number digital media properties as well as Taipei-based The News Lens. The combined company Is expected to trade on the Nasdaq once...
Priveterra Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:PMGM) announced in an 8-K this morning that it plans to adjourn its special meeting to approve its combination with AEON Biopharma from noon today to the same time June 9. The SPAC plans to use this time to further engage with its shareholders as the ballot includes a variety of additional...