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Latest SPAC News: SPACs remain hotter than IPOs, Arrival halts electric bus and car projects, and WeWork posts smaller loss as office occupancy grows
SPACs remain hotter than IPOs
Fintech firm Seamless, which agreed to go public at an implied $400 million valuation via a SPAC called INFINT Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:IFIN), was one of seven new SPAC mergers announced this week, while two previously announced SPAC targets began trading. Meanwhile, only one company has raised more than $100 million via traditional U.S. IPO since the beginning of July.
Arrival pauses electric bus and car projects in cost cutting drive
Electric vehicle start-up Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) is putting its bus and car projects on hold as it seeks to reduce costs by a third and focus on production of its debut van to generate revenues, just over a year after it went public through a merger with CIIG Merger Corp. The London-based company will be delaying trials of its bus and pausing development work on its car project, according to Financial Times.READ
WeWork posts a smaller loss as its office occupancy grows
WeWork (NYSE:WE) reported a smaller quarterly loss on Thursday as it continued its effort to turn a profit after the coronavirus pandemic upended its office-centric co-working business.
The company said revenue increased 37 percent in the second quarter, to $815 million, from a year earlier, as workers continued to return to offices. WeWork’s net loss shrank 31 percent to $635 million in the quarter, which ended June 30, from the year-ago period.
The earnings statement released on Thursday was the second quarterly report for WeWork, which made its market debut in October through a merger with BowX Acquisition Corp.READ
Trapped H2O Investors Inherit Stake in Troubled Taxi App
Investors who have been trying for two years to reclaim money trapped in H2O Asset Management have had a new problematic investment dumped on their books: a ride-hailing app whose valuation has tumbled 75%.
German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst — as part of an ongoing attempt to repay money owed to the money manager — in January agreed to hand over notes linked to London-based hailing app Gett, according to a letter published on the firm’s website last week. H2O clients are owed about 1 billion euros ($1 billion) from assets that were frozen by the French regulator.
Back in January the Gett notes, which pay out if the company goes public, were valued at $106 million because the company was about to list through an already announced deal with Rosecliff Acquisition I (NASDAQ:RCLF). But that deal has since been shelved and the company’s valuation slashed to around $250 million from more than $1 billion.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending January 27, 2022 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. We’re coming up on the end of January, the first month of the year, and to-date no new S-1s have been filed. Additionally, the number...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Circle spokesperson denies blaming SEC for failed deal, BuzzFeed CEO says AI-powered content will be part of core business, and FaZe Clan faces possible delisting Circle Spokesperson Denies Blaming SEC for Failed $9 Billion Deal...
Health Sciences 2 (NASDAQ:HSAQ) announced that it closed its combination with Orchestra BioMed on January 26. HSAQ ahead of its vote pre-announced redemption figures of 1,597,888 shares equating to 67.7% redemptions, however, that’s still subject to change. However, today it was noted that Orchestra BioMed is to receive $70 million in gross proceeds including $20...
Carbon capture technology has long been talked about, and it is finally in operation with LanzaTech among the pioneers. Its plants are turning potential emissions into clothing, household goods and sustainable fuels. SPAC cash is now also an accelerant in this new process as the company announced a $1.7 billion combination with AMCI II last March. This week, we caught up with...
In this series we’ll be examining successful SPAC deals from the past both in the terms and circumstances of their de-SPAC processes and how they have weathered the storms that have followed after their public listings with research from SPACInsider contributor Anthony Sozzi. Thirty months does not sound like that long, but it’s been a...