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Latest SPAC News: Carbon Revolution secures $60M loan, Virgin Orbit sells assets to Rocket Lab, and Freightos freezes hiring plan
Carbon Revolution Secures $60 Million Loan
Carbon Revolution Limited, a Tier 1 OEM supplier and a leading global manufacturer of lightweight advanced technology carbon fiber wheels, announced the establishment of a $60 million debt financing arranged and insured by PIUS Limited LLC, a Gallagher company, and its affiliates. Net proceeds from the four-year program will be partly used to repay key existing lenders, with the remainder of the capital used to fund further Mega-line automation, capacity expansion, and provide general working capital to support the Company’s forecast growth.
The Financing was secured in connection with the SPAC merger process following the November 2022 signing of a definitive business combination agreement with Twin Ridge Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: TRCA).READ
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit to Liquidate, Sell Off Assets to Stratolaunch, Rocket Lab
Stratolaunch LLC and Rocket Lab USA Inc.(NASDAQ:RKLB) are among the buyers for assets of Virgin Orbit Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:VORBQ), the bankrupt space-launch company tied to billionaire Richard Branson.
Virgin Orbit will sell its modified Boeing 747, known as Cosmic Girl, to Stratolaunch for $17 million after no better bids emerged, according to bankruptcy court papers filed Tuesday. Meanwhile, Rocket Lab is buying Virgin Orbit’s primary rocket factory in California for $16.1 million.
Rocket Lab completed its business combination with Vector Acquisition in August 2021.READ
Freightos freezes hiring plan as it absorbs SPAC costs
High SPAC costs, and public scrutiny in a “cynical” market has clouded Freightos’ (NASDAQ:CRGO) Q1 results, resulting in a hiring freeze, even as the company tried to focus on its record growth.
Revenues rose nearly 10% year-on-year, to $4.8m, but the company, which has only announced its results publicly in the last two quarters since listing, made a loss of $49.28m, compared with a loss of $4.2m a year earlier. However, noted Freightos, the SPAC and listing cost some $46.7m, while another $3.7m went on transaction-related costs, essentially accounting for the entire loss.READ
Anthemis targets $200M for new fund after layoffs and canceled SPAC
Anthemis Group is trying to raise $200 million for a third fund, according to an SEC filing. It has been in the market since last year and has so far secured commitments of just $36.4 million. The firm separately had to scrap plans to raise a SPAC late last month.
Founded in 2010, London-based Anthemis is focused on financial technology — a sector which has been hard hit by the economic downturn and venture capital slowdown.READ
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: EVe Mobility and Swiftmerge EVe Mobility Acquisition Corp. (EVE) Adds Non-Redemption Agreement On June 7, EVe Mobility Acquisition Corp. (NYSE:EVE) and the sponsor entered into further non-redemption agreements with additional unaffiliated third party investors pursuant to which the investors have, in connection with the Extension Meeting, agreed not to redeem their Class A Ordinary...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Ahren Acquisition Corp. Ahren Acquisition Corp. (AHRN) to Liquidate on June 19 Ahren Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: AHRN) today announced its board of directors has determined to redeem all of its outstanding Class A ordinary shares, effective as of June 19. As of the open of business on June 20, the Class A Shares...
ROC Energy Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ROC) announced in an 8-K today that its shareholders have approved its combination with oilfield services company Drilling Tools International (“DTI”) during a special meeting held on June 1. At the meeting, holders of 23,008,929 shares of common stock were present in person or by proxy, representing approximately 85.69% of the voting...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: SMX to create new subsidiary, trueSilver, and enters into exclusive agreement with Sunshine Minting SMX Extending Metals Business with trueSilver Aiming Both for Fashion Luxury and Bullion Products SMX (NASDAQ:SMX) is pleased to announce...
Rice II (NYSE: RONI) announced in an 8-K today that its shareholders have approved its combination with energy technology company NET Power with relatively low redemptions. In the end, 21,195,224 shares were redeemed in connection vote, removing 61% of Rice II’s trust. This is the second best result among the 32 deals that have come...