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Latest SPAC News: VinFast recalls first batch of EVs in the US, Arrival seeks second chance with EV tax credits, and QualTek files for bankruptcy
Vietnam’s VinFast recalls first batch of US-bound EVs over safety risk
Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast said it is recalling all of the first batch of vehicles it shipped to the United States last year following a safety warning issued by U.S. authorities.
The move came after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 999 of VinFast’s VF 8 vehicles suffered a software error in the dashboard display that prevented critical safety information from being shown and “may increase the risk of a crash”.
The recall statement comes less than two weeks after VinFast announced it would list in the United States via a merger with SPAC Black Spade Acquisition Co (NYSE:BSAQ).READ
British EV maker Arrival seeks second chance with US EV tax credits
British electric van startup Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) , which has hit many road bumps in its quest to become the next Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), now hopes huge subsidies from the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and a second reverse merger will give it a fresh shot at survival.
Since it was founded in 2015, Arrival has developed vehicles for high-profile customers like United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) and Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER), but has burned through piles of cash without ever hitting mass production and is winding down its UK operations in favor of refocusing on the United States.
Telecom servicer QualTek enters bankruptcy to cut $307 mln debt
Telecommunications and power contractor QualTek Services Inc (NASDAQ:QTEK) filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, armed with a restructuring deal that could slash $307 million of the company’s $625 million debt.
QualTek went public through a SPAC deal in February 2022, just before the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates in an effort to curb inflation in the U.S. economy.
QualTek filed for Chapter 11 protection in Houston, saying that increasing debt costs were beginning to cut into its operating budget, at a time when inflation was already causing it to pay more for labor and energy.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 22, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. SPACs finally saw two new S-1 filings this week, the first to file since August 24th. Hainan Sirius Acquisition Corp. filed first on Thursday and...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (LFAC) to Liquidate on October 3, 2023 LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: LFAC), today announced that the directors of the Company have determined to dissolve and liquidate the Company. The redemption of the Public Shares is expected to be completed on...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: Yotta Acquisition Corp.,Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corp. Yotta Acquisition Corp. (YOTA) Adds Non-Redemption Agreements Yotta Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:YOTA) entered into non-redemption agreements with certain unaffiliated third parties in exchange for such third parties agreeing not to redeem an aggregate of 598,680 shares of the Company’s common stock. In exchange for the foregoing...
Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA) announced this afternoon that it plans to convene and then adjourn its extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders originally to be held on September 26 at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time. Twin Ridge intends to hold the new meeting at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time, on October 3, 2023. Additional details were not given as to...
Social Leverage Acquisition Corp I (Nasdaq: SLAC) and W3BCLOUD Holdings Inc. announced this afternoon that they have mutually agreed to terminate their business combination agreement. The reasons cited were once again “due to existing market conditions”, which most likely implies the current capital market conditions as well as the fact that W3BCLOUD works within the...