Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Shell company Vertex Tech to buy streaming platform in landmark deal for Singapore
Singapore’s Vertex Technology Acquisition Corp (VTAC) (VERT.SI) will buy live streaming platform 17LIVE Inc for up to S$925.1 million ($676 million), the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) backed by state investor Temasek said on Monday.
The deal is the first purchase of a private company by a SPAC listed in the city-state since 2021 when the Singapore Exchange allowed SPACs, or shell firms, to float shares in a bid to position itself as a hub for this type of vehicle in Asia.
Bill Ackmans SPARC Initiative Unlocking the Potential of Social Media Platform X
In an exclusive interview with CNBC on October 2, 2023, renowned billionaire investor Bill Ackman expressed his enthusiasm for the significant improvements witnessed in the social media platform X. Ackman confidently stated that advertisers are highly likely to flock back to the platform, recognizing its enhanced features and capabilities. Moreover, he revealed his strong inclination towards striking a deal with X using his groundbreaking SPARC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company) initiative.
Excitingly, the innovative structure of Ackman’s SPARC has received the stamp of approval from U.S. regulators, paving the way for him to embark on a thrilling quest for potential collaborations and acquisitions. With this green light, Ackman is poised to navigate the market with his astute investment strategies and seize promising opportunities that align with his vision.
AERWINS Technologies Inc Explores Strategic Alternatives for NonCore Operations and Achieves Public Listing Milestone
AERWINS Technologies Inc., a leading player in the air mobility industry, has made an announcement regarding its non-core operations. The company is actively exploring strategic alternatives, such as the potential sale or disposal of assets, to streamline its focus on air mobility technologies.
In a significant move, AERWINS recently completed a reverse merger transaction with Pono Capital Corp., marking a major milestone for the company as it achieved a public listing. This transaction has valued AERWINS at an impressive $600 million, resulting in a projected combined pro forma equity value of approximately $750 million.
GNOG founder Winter exits DraftKings role
Thomas Winter is stepping down from his role at DraftKings 18 months after it acquired the Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) business he founded. Winter was appointed general manager for igaming in North America at DraftKings following its acquisition of GNOG in May 2022. He previously led GNOG as president after launching the business in September 2013.
Before his time with GNOG, Winter was CEO and director of Betclic and Expekt within the Betclic Group. He also had spells with French online sports publishing business Media365 and global luxury group Kering.
CF Acquisition Corp. VIII (NASDAQ:CFFE) announced this afternoon that it has completed its combination with B2B software firm Exela. Although shareholders had previously approved the deal during a special meeting on August 24, no specific timeline for its next steps had been disclosed at that time. Additionally, a proposal was passed at the meeting to change...
DUET Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:DUET) has signed a business combination agreement with social media firm Fenix 360 at an enterprise value of $610 million. Singapore-based Fenix 360 is developing an app-based social media platform designed for artists to better engage with fans and monetize interactions. The combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq once...
PROOF Acquisition Corp I (NYSE: PACI) announced this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with private aviation company Volato at a special meeting held on November 28. Approximately 97% of the votes cast at the meeting were cast in favor of the approval of the deal. The SPAC did not disclose redemption...
At the SPAC of Dawn Filings after the bell yesterday provided another three-liquidation day for SPACs bringing this week’s tally to four and extending a streak of five straight weeks with four to five liquidations each week. With 178 SPACs having announced a liquidation so far in 2023, the year’s total number could well exceed...
Plum Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ:PLMI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital transformation company Veea for a total enterprise value of approximately $281 million. New York City-based Veea aims to simplify secure edge computing by improving application responsiveness, reducing bandwidth and data transport costs, and eliminating central cloud dependency. The parties expect the transaction to be...