Morning Roundup: December 6, 2023
by Nicholas Alan Clayton on 2023-12-06 at 7:52am

At the SPAC of Dawn

SPACs continue to love EVs, but the Biden administration is throwing cold water on at least some of the party as the US will no longer offer a $7,500 tax credit for EV purchases if their battery was produced in China.

This only affects some EV de-SPACs, but it would appear to hit Monday’s deal between TMT (NASDAQ:TMTC) with eLong Power. The SPAC did not release much detail on its target, but eLong makes lithium-ion batteries for EVs and other applications primarily for Asian markets.

But should it, or other China-based battery makers, be looking at major US expansions, this will be one less bit of wind in their sails.


Deals and Funding


News and Rumors

  • iGB: online gaming firm Codere (NASDAQ:CDRO) CEO Aviv Sher said in an interview that the company has opted to focus on the Spanish and Mexican markets with rising competition in South America. Codere combined with DD3 II in November 2021.

Scheduling Notes

  • EG Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:EGGF) has postponed its meeting from the previously scheduled date of December 7, at 10:00 a.m., New York Time, to Tuesday, December 18, at 10:00 a.m., New York Time, to allow additional time for the company to engage with its stockholders.
  • Golden Arrow Merger Corp. (NASDAQ:GAMC) has changed the date of its extension meeting from December 14 to December 12 at 11:00 a.m.
  • 7GC & Co. Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:VII), convened and then adjourned, without conducting any other business, the special meeting of its stockholders relating to its previously announced proposed business combination with Banzai International. The meeting has been adjourned until December 8 at 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
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