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Terran Orbital Closes 432.5 Million Public Offering
Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE: LLAP) (“Terran Orbital” or the “Company”), which combined with Tailwind Two in March 2022, today announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 23,214,290 shares of its common stock (or common stock equivalents in lieu thereof) and warrants to purchase up to 23,214,290 shares of common stock, at a combined public offering price of $1.40 per share (or common stock equivalent in lieu thereof) and accompanying warrant.
Alto Pharmacy raises $120 million in new funding
Online pharmacy Alto Pharmacy has raised $120 million in new funding at an $800 million post-money valuation, the company confirmed to Axios.
The company was reportedly valued at over $1 billion when it raised $250 million in a round led by SoftBank in 2020. It’s unclear what valuation it had when it raised again in January 2022. Talks toward a merger with a special purpose acquisition company backed by billionaire Alec Gores that would have taken the company public in 2021 fell apart, per Reuters.
Carbon Revolution Appoints Former GM Executive Bob Lutz to Board, Expanding Expertise for U.S Listing and Global Growth
Carbon Revolution, the Australian carbon-fiber wheel supplier, has announced the appointment of former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz and other veteran U.S. auto executives to its board. The appointments are pending the completion of the company’s merger with special purpose acquisition company Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA).
The company is banking on electric vehicles to drive its growth, with its carbon-fiber wheels offering a lighter alternative to boost EV battery range. Carbon Revolution has been awarded 181 programs with six automakers and has seen its order backlog double since October 2022 to $680 million.
Better cuts mortgage sales team 2 weeks after $500M SPAC raise
The lender has become more reliant on its B2B channel, with partnerships alongside companies like Ally Bank and American Express accounting for nearly half of its mortgage originations.
Saying it expects the mortgage market to continue to get tougher, tech-based mortgage lender Better has reportedly laid off one-quarter of its U.S. mortgage sales and origination team, with pink slips going out just two weeks after the company closed a SPAC merger with Aurora Acquisition Corp. that netted more than $500 million in funding.
OriginClear Merges Its Water On Demand and Progressive Water Treatment Subsidiaries
OriginClear Inc. (OTC Other: OCLN), the Clean Water Innovation Hub™, announces that it recently merged its subsidiaries, Water On Demand™ Inc. (WODI) and Progressive Water Treatment Inc. (PWT). The consolidation, which was approved by WODI shareholders, is intended to create better enterprise value for a potential merger opportunity with Fortune Rise Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: FRLA), as OCLN announced in January.
In April, OriginClear transferred its Modular Water Systems division to WODI. Including PWT, combined revenues for 2022 were $10,376,573, compared with $4,143,744 in 2021, a 250% increase, with a similar increase in gross profits.
Legato Merger Corp. III (NYSE:LEGT) filed for a $175 million IPO yesterday afternoon, becoming the fourth SPAC to file this week. While the other three SPACs that filed their S-1s earlier this week intend to pursue targets in the financial services and biotech industries, Legato III, similar to the earlier Legato SPACs, will focus on...
At the SPAC of Dawn This week ends with an unusually busy earnings calendar as 172 US-listed companies report quarterly figures today. Among them is Exela Technologies (NASDSAQ:XELA), which completed a combination with Quinpario 2 in 2017. The billing software company has gone on to do another SPAC deal on November 29, this time spinning...
FG Merger III Corp. filed for a $150 million IPO yesterday afternoon, marking the third SPAC to file on Wednesday. Similar to Blue Room (NASDAQ:IBLUU), which filed its $200 million IPO yesterday morning, FG Merger III intends to focus its search for a target business in the financial services industry in North America. Notably, FG...
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:VCXA) announced that it has completed its business combination with African Agriculture after shareholders approved the deal at a special meeting held on December 5. In connection with the meeting, 10X II received redemption requests for 1,857,033 Class A ordinary shares, representing 98.7% in aggregate redemptions since 10X II’s...
At the SPAC of Dawn The latter half of 2023 has largely told a story of retrenchment in the SPAC market as much of the excess in the domain has found itself terminating and liquidating. But, the increase in outgoing has not completely canceled out the boom in incoming as three new SPACs filed to...