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Latest SPAC News: Tims China extends retail distribution partnership with Alibaba’s Freshippo, Anghami reduces headcount by 22%, and Grindr shares soar 400% after SPAC merger
Tims China extends RTD reach with Alibaba’s Freshippo
Tims China (NASDAQ:THCH) has announced a two-year ready-to-drink (RTD) retail distribution partnership with Chinese grocery chain Freshippo.
Launched in 2015 by Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, Freshippo currently operates more than 300 retail stores across China. The partnership will see Freshippo introduce co-branded Tims China coffee products online and via its bricks-and-mortar stores from December 2022.
In September 2022 the Chinese operator of Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons completed its merger with special purpose acquisition company Silver Crest.READ
Spotify rival Anghami reduces headcount by 22% as part of ‘sustained focus on profitability’
A wave of layoffs has started to bite in the global music business, mirroring a trend in the wider technology sector.
In August, SoundCloud started the process of reducing its global workforce by approximately 20%, blaming a “challenging economic climate”. Now, as rumors swirl that Spotify is mulling a takeover bid for it’s MENA-focused rival Anghami (NASDAQ:ANGH), the latter company has revealed that it’s cut nearly a quarter of its own headcount. Twenty two percent of Anghami’s staff are losing their jobs.
Anghami revealed the news about reducing its headcount within its preliminary unaudited Q3 results, which were filed on Tuesday (November 15).READ
Grindr Shares Soar After SPAC Merger
Shares of Grindr Inc. (NYSE:GRND) surged more than 400% to nearly $60 in morning trading after the LGBTQ-focused social network and dating app completed its merger with special-purpose acquisition company Tiga Acquisition Corp.
Nearly all of the SPAC investors pulled their money out of the deal, as has become common for such mergers recently. That left few shares trading publicly, setting the stage for today’s jump.
New financing could quicken pace of NioCorp niobium mine project
NioCorp, the Colorado-based company hoping to dig a Niobium mine in southeast Nebraska, visited there to assure area residents a new financing opportunity may speed up the development of the long-delayed project.
In September, the company merged with GX Acquisition II (NASDAQ:GXII), a special purpose acquisition company, hoping to move NioCorp onto the NASDAQ stock exchange and attract needed investment. The deal made an estimated $285 Million available to advance additional development of the Elk Creek Mine.READ
Better World (NASDAQ:BWAC) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Heritage Distilling at an enterprise value of $122.2 million. Gig Harbor, Washington-based Heritage produces craft whisky, vodka, rum, gin, and canned cocktails, which it sells primarily through casinos and its owned tasting rooms in the Pacific Northwest. The combined company is expected to...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Southland awarded $70M contract for Denver International Airport expansion project, and Bakkt reduces 15% of employee base Southland Awarded $70 Million Denver International Airport West Gates Pond Expansion Project Southland Holdings, LLC (“Southland”)...
Altitude Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:ALTU) announced this morning that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with a global medical device manufacturer. The SPAC originally teased this deal on October 4, the same day as its redemption deadline, when it announced it was in negotiations to sign a LOI with the medical device...
InterPrivate II (NYSE:IPVA) disclosed this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with car-sharing marketplace Getaround during a special meeting held on Wednesday, December 7. The combined company raised approximately $228 million in gross proceeds through the deal, including the amounts retained in InterPrivate II’s trust account, the conversion of approximately $37.5 million of...
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (NYSE:VCXB) included in an 8-K this morning that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to combine with Sparks Energy. Sparks is a leader in storm response and energy restoration management with qualified crews for overhead and underground distribution, transmission, substation and row operations. However, the 8-K mainly...