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Latest SPAC News: CEO of Nikola steps down, SEC fines Canoo $1.5M over revenue projection reporting, and new Core Scientific CEO says company will exit bankruptcy by year end
Nikola chief quits
Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) said Michael Lohscheller had stepped down as president and CEO effective immediately and would leave the board on August 31.
Steve Girsky, chairman since September 2020, was named replacement CEO.
Lohscheller would remain as an advisor until the end of September.READ
US fines Canoo $1.5 million over revenue projection reporting
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fined electric vehicle company Canoo Inc $1.5 million on Friday for what the regulator alleges were reporting failures related to hundreds of millions of dollars of unreasonable revenue projections.
The SEC said Canoo, former CEO Ulrich Kranz and Paul Balciunas, its former chief financial officer, misled investors about the company’s financial prospects before it went public in a merger with a special purpose acquisition company in December 2020.
Canoo completed its business combination with Hennessy IV in December 2020.
New Core Scientific CEO says company will exit bankruptcy by year end
Adam Sullivan, who started as CEO of Core Scientific (OTCMKTS: CORZQ) last Friday, is no stranger to bitcoin mining.
In fact, he’s been intimately involved in the industry since at least 2016. Back then, Sullivan was running a GPU mining business on the side while he worked full-time at a hedge fund in New York, he told Blockworks in an interview.
Regarding Core Scientific’s bankruptcy proceedings, a spokesperson told Blockworks the process “is proceeding well.” Sullivan added that the definitive exit date is unknown, but said that he expects to be out of it “by the end of this year.”
Core Scientific completed its merger with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition Corp. in January 2022.READ
VinFast Breaks Ground At New North Carolina Factory Despite Perception Backlash, Expects Listing Soon
Murphy Canyon Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MURF) announced this afternoon that its stockholders voted in favor of the proposed business combination with Conduit Pharmaceuticals Limited (“Conduit”). Details on the vote, along with redemption numbers, have not been filed yet, but the Company expects the closing to occur as soon as practicable, subject to the satisfaction or waiver...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Juniper II Corp. Juniper II Corp. (JUN) to Liquidate on October 10, 2023 Juniper II Corp. (NYSE: JUN), today announced that its board of directors has determined to redeem all of its outstanding shares of Class A common stock with such redemption anticipated to be effective as of October 10, 2023. The...
TradeUP (NASDAQ:UPTD) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that has entered into additional subscription agreements in connection with its combination with Estrella Biopharma. Under these subscription agreements, Plentiful Limited and Lianhe World Limited, collectively known as the “Investors”, agreed to each buy $5,000,000 worth of UPTD’s common stock, priced at $10.00 per share. However, if,...
Vahanna Tech Edge Acquisition I Corp. (NASDAQ:VHNA) has closed its combination with insuretech firm Roadzen and its shares and warrants will begin trading on the Nasdaq tomorrow, September 21, under the symbols “RDZN” and “RDZNW”. The SPAC secured shareholder approval for the deal about a month ago in an August 25 vote and it has...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Abu Dhabi royal-backed firms to merge in region’s first SPAC deal ADC Acquisition Corporation (ADC.AD), a blank-cheque company backed by a prominent Abu Dhabi royal, has agreed to acquire state investment fund ADQ’s United Printing & Publishing,...