Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
Terran Orbital Closes 432.5 Million Public Offering
Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP) (“Terran Orbital” or the “Company”), which combined with Tailwind Two in March 2022, today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 23,214,290 shares of its common stock (or common stock equivalents in lieu thereof) and warrants to purchase up to 23,214,290 shares of common stock, at a combined public offering price of $1.40 per share (or common stock equivalent in lieu thereof) and accompanying warrant.
Alto Pharmacy raises $120 million in new funding
Online pharmacy Alto Pharmacy has raised $120 million in new funding at an $800 million post-money valuation, the company confirmed to Axios.
The company was reportedly valued at over $1 billion when it raised $250 million in a round led by SoftBank in 2020. It’s unclear what valuation it had when it raised again in January 2022. Talks toward a merger with a special purpose acquisition company backed by billionaire Alec Gores that would have taken the company public in 2021 fell apart, per Reuters.
Carbon Revolution Appoints Former GM Executive Bob Lutz to Board, Expanding Expertise for U.S Listing and Global Growth
Carbon Revolution, the Australian carbon-fiber wheel supplier, has announced the appointment of former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and other veteran U.S. auto executives to its board. The appointments are pending the completion of the company’s merger with special purpose acquisition company Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA).
The company is banking on electric vehicles to drive its growth, with its carbon-fiber wheels offering a lighter alternative to boost EV battery range. Carbon Revolution has been awarded 181 programs with six automakers and has seen its order backlog double since October 2022 to $680 million.
Better cuts mortgage sales team 2 weeks after $500M SPAC raise
The lender has become more reliant on its B2B channel, with partnerships alongside companies like Ally Bank and American Express accounting for nearly half of its mortgage originations.
Saying it expects the mortgage market to continue to get tougher, tech-based mortgage lender Better has reportedly laid off one-quarter of its U.S. mortgage sales and origination team, with pink slips going out just two weeks after the company closed a SPAC merger with Aurora Acquisition Corp. that netted more than $500 million in funding.
OriginClear Merges Its Water On Demand and Progressive Water Treatment Subsidiaries
OriginClear Inc. (OTC Other: OCLN), the Clean Water Innovation Hub™, announces that it recently merged its subsidiaries, Water On Demand™ Inc. (WODI) and Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT). The consolidation, which was approved by WODI shareholders, is intended to create better enterprise value for a potential merger opportunity with Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: FRLA), as OCLN announced in January.
In April, OriginClear transferred its Modular Water Systems division to WODI. Including PWT, combined revenues for 2022 were $10,376,573, compared with $4,143,744 in 2021, a 250% increase, with a similar increase in gross profits.
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...
L Catterton Asia (NASDAQ:LCAA) announced this morning that it has upsized the committed financing in its combination with EV sports car maker Lotus to $870 million in total. The latest fuel injection comes in the form of $750 million in convertible notes and PIPE commitments under so far undisclosed terms. Counted purely as a PIPE,...
At the SPAC of Dawn SPAC closing timelines can always be somewhat unpredictable, but PROOF I (NYSE:PACI) has the opportunity today to vie for a recent speed record today. It announced a combination with private aviation firm Volato 118 days ago on August 2 and its shareholders are set to vote to approve the combination...
Dune Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:DUNE) announced in an 8-K today that it has once again modified its agreement with sustainable energy firm Global Hydrogen. This amendment marks a reduction in Global Hydrogen’s equity value from $48 million to $43 million, alongside an increase in the available shares of common stock that is for the Global Gas Corporation...
At the SPAC of Dawn After mixed signals for the consumer sector earlier this month, initial Black Friday sales numbers have shown that Americans were not too stuffed for a shopping spree this year. Shoppers bagged between $9.8 billion and $10 billion in goods online, depending on one’s preferred source, either of which would be...