Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Heard on the Street: VinFast’s SPAC Backers Are Backing Out
Even by the standards of electric-vehicle startups, the $40 billion market value of Vietnamese electric-vehicle startup VinFast is wild, following its combination with Black Spade last month.
The company reported results on Thursday. More interesting than the second-quarter numbers, though, was an update on the capital structure. The company last week filed documentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission to release lockup restrictions on 3.1% of its shares, worth about $1.25 billion at the current price. The shares were down 7% in morning trading.
Yubico SPAC Trading Offers Glimmer of Light to Swedish Listings
As Sweden’s first SPAC completed a deal, five months after announcing it and more than two years after launching, it may also give a small jolt to an otherwise dormant listings market, Bloomberg reports.
The Nordic country, which back in 2021 vied for the top spot as Europe’s hottest IPO market, has seen its listings scene grind to a halt as investors adjust to a world of surging financing costs.
ACQ Bure AB, one of Sweden’s few SPACs, merged Wednesday with cybersecurity firm Yubico AB at a valuation of $800 million. Yubico’s key product is the YubiKey, a physical key used to add a layer of security when logging in on websites or computers.
Maxeon to acquire shingled cell solar patents from Complete Solaria
Maxeon Solar Technologies says that it is acquiring Complete Solaria’s dealer channel operations, as well as its solar panel patent portfolio relating to shingled cell solar panel technology.
The shingled cell technology, originally developed by SunPower, is incorporated into Maxeon’s Performance line of solar modules. The 425 W modules use bifacial mono-PERC solar cells made on large-format eight-inch G12 wafers, and have an efficiency of 20.6%, according to Maxeon. Maxeon was spun off from SunPower in 2020, when both became separate entities. […]
According to Will Anderson, CEO of Complete Solaria, which combined with Freedom 1 in July, after the transaction is complete, the company plans to concentrate on it core systems segment.READ
IB Acquisition Corp. submitted its S-1 filing Friday afternoon for a $100 million IPO, coming right on the heels of Bayview Acquisition Corp, which also filed its S-1 that day. IB is also similar to Bayview in that its units do not feature a warrant but include 1 right for 1/10. However, its trust is slightly...
Integrated Wellness (NYSE:WEL) announced in an 8-K filing that it agreed to transfer control of its sponsor to Sriram Associates, which will now take on the SPAC’s financial obligations and may appoint a new team. Sriram is acquiring 2,012,500 promote shares (70%) and 4,795,000 private placement warrants (70%) for the nominal purchase price of $1....
At the SPAC of Dawn So far, seven SPACs have announced their liquidations this week and although some others may choose to use the holiday to quietly disband, this tends to be a positive week for equities in general. Going back to 1961, the S&P 500 has ended the Thanksgiving week with gains three-quarters of...
Marti Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:MRT), which merged with Galata Acquisition Corp. in July, announced this afternoon that it has launched an exchange offer to purchase its Class A ordinary shares for $0.10 in cash. The company is also soliciting consents to amend the warrant agreement to redeem each warrant that is not tendered in connection with...
Global Partner Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:GPAC) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with lithium manufacturer Stardust Power for a pro forma implied enterprise value of $490 million. Greenwich, Connecticut-based Stardust Power is a development stage manufacturer of battery-grade lithium products designed to supply the EV industry and help secure America’s leadership in the energy transition....