The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: February 17, 2023
by Marlena Haddad on 2023-02-17 at 11:36am

 


Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Intuitive Machine soars 330%, FaZe Clan drops 20% of its workforce


Space-Exploration Co.’s 330% Jump Shines in Sea of De-SPAC Pain

It’s been a brutal start to the year for companies bold enough to go public through SPAC mergers, but in that sea of red, a space-exploration company stands out as a raging success.

Intuitive Machines Inc. (NASDAQ:LUNR), which debuted earlier this week, has soared 330% to $44.77 after more than tripling on Thursday, triggering at least seven halts. The Houston-based company, with the ticker LUNR, is the top performing de-SPAC to start trading this year.

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FaZe Clan reportedly drops 20% of its workforce as stock price plummets

FaZe Clan (NASDAQ: FAZE) has reportedly laid off 20% of its overall workforce as the gaming and online entertainment brand continues to see its stock price plummet in 2023.

Staff members have allegedly been let go at a gradual pace since December, 2022, with the full round of layoffs only just concluded in February, 2023. Workers were seemingly notified at an all-hands meeting earlier this week.

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Electric Vehicle Makers Eye SPAC Stock Fixes in Delaware Hearing

Marathon hearings begin Monday in a Delaware court where more than 20 businesses seek retroactive validation for common stock issued as part of a blank-check merger with a shell entity.

Most of the companies say they may have issued millions of shares without stockholder authorization—in some cases hundreds of millions—after misreading, or getting bad legal advice about, an obscure statutory provision. Now they face uncertainty about their capital structure, with potentially chaotic consequences for the status of their stock and shareholders.

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Billionaire Bill Foley Accused of Pushing ‘Horrific’ SPAC Deal

Billionaire businessman Bill Foley—a prolific dealmaker who owns two professional sports teams—is facing investor litigation over claims he made a killing steering a shell company into a “horrific” blank-check merger with Paysafe Ltd.

An investor sued Foley and other architects of the transaction Thursday, claiming they were motivated to engineer the catastrophic deal by the capital structure of Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II, which stood to give them a huge windfall from any merger, even a bad one.

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