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Latest SPAC News: Scion of billionaire family says SPAC mergers are here to stay, Boxed and AEON launch software and services technology in Malaysia, and BuzzFeed reports 51% growth in revenue
Scion of Billionaire Family Says SPAC Mergers Are Here to Stay
Gaurav Burman, who hails from a billionaire Indian consumer-goods family, says the boom in blank-check company mergers may have eased, but don’t expect SPACs to go away.
“Obviously, there are a lot of SPACs out there looking for deals, and there’ve been some public and visible retreats,” Burman, 49, said in an interview with Bloomberg. But “sponsors that have a lot of credibility” will “be able to separate themselves from the pack.”
Jupiter Acquisition (NASDAQ:JAQCU), a SPAC co-founded by Burman, listed on the Nasdaq last month. While Burman acknowledges that he’s coming late to the party, he says his team is looking to build a long-term business, rather than just achieve a quick share-price pop.READ
Boxed and AEON Announce Launch of myAEON2go Software and Services Technology in Malaysia
Boxed , an e-commerce grocery platform selling bulk consumables to households and businesses, and AEON CO, one of the largest retailers in Asia, today announced the launch of its end-to-end software and services platform in the Malaysian market with myAEON2go.
AEON will use Boxed’s proprietary e-commerce technology to power myAEON2go at over 40 locations for both in-store pick-up or on-demand grocery delivery.
Boxed initially announced its business combination with Seven Oaks Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SVOK, SVOKU, SVOKW) on June 14.READ
BuzzFeed Inc. Reports Results for Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30,2021
BuzzFeed, a leading tech-powered media company for digital content and commerce for millennial and Gen Z audiences, today announced results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021.
In the second quarter of 2021, BuzzFeed’s revenues grew 51% over the corresponding period last year, driven by accelerating growth in advertising and commerce revenues. Adjusted EBITDA improved by $7.0 million to $5.6 million in Q2, primarily driven by continued growth in overall revenue.
890 5th Avenue (NASDAQ:ENFU) entered into a definitive agreement to combine with BuzzFeed on June 24.READ
SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee to Consider Recommendations Regarding SPACs
In addition to Rule 10b5-1 plan recommendations, the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee is slated to take up draft subcommittee recommendations regarding SPACs in a meeting today. The new SPAC recommendations address SPAC regulatory and investor protection issues that have been under scrutiny as a result of the proliferation of SPACs in 2020 and 2021.READ
Latest SPAC Liquidations: JAWS Hurricane JAWS Hurricane Acquisition Corporation (HCNE) to Liquidate on June 16 JAWS Hurricane Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: HCNE) today announced that its board of directors has determined not to proceed with a proposal to extend its corporate existence. As such, the Board has determined to cancel the special meeting of its stockholders,...
Jupiter Wellness Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:JWAC) announced this afternoon that it has completed its combination with Chinese carmaker Chijet. The deal was already approved by shareholders at a special meeting held on May 2, but at that time, the SPAC did not provide a timeline for the closing of the transaction. Although redemption numbers have still not...
The advent of summer is bringing nine lock-up expirations for de-SPAC’d companies and 10 on the sponsor side. The first change is to come for the sponsor of European Biotech Acquisition Corp., which closed its combination with Swiss pharma firm Oculis SA (NASDAQ:OCS) just three months ago. The sponsor is getting flexibility at a good...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Lucid to raise $3B in a common stock offering from Saudi owners, Betsy Cohen says SPACs will make a comeback, and SatixFy makes another leadership change Lucid Raising $3 Billion With More Money From...
An article on Bloomberg yesterday announced what many in SPAC Land have been wondering after UBS acquired Credit Suisse – where was Niron Stabinsky, the Head of SPACs at Credit Suisse, going to land? The answer is Banco Santander SA, in what appears to be a massive lift of most (or nearly all) of Credit...