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Latest SPAC News: Martin Franklin in talks to list new SPAC in London, Wag! to launch community shares program and Polestar chooses AutoNexus to prep and deliver cars in Australia
Blank-Check Pioneer Martin Franklin Eyes London Listing
Serial dealmaker Martin E. Franklin is in exploratory talks to list a new acquisition vehicle in London, according to Bloomberg.
The Jarden Corp. (NYSE:JAH) co-founder is working with UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:JEF) to market the listed acquisition vehicle to investors.
The vehicle to be called Admiral will be sponsored by Franklin’s family office Mariposa Capital and could list on the London Stock Exchange as soon as September, if it draws investor commitments of at least $500 million, the people said.READ
Wag! to Launch Community Shares Program for Pet Caregivers and Nonprofit Charities with Help of Robinhood and DonateStock
Wag Labs, Inc., an American pet services marketplace company powering a mobile-first technology platform that enables on-demand and scheduled dog walking, training, and other pet care services, announced today the launch of its Wag! Community Shares Program.
With the Program, Wag! is pioneering a new method of charitable giving for the community of pet caregivers and for domestic pet nonprofit organizations. At the close of its previously announced business combination with CHW Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: CHWA, “CHW”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, Wag! will reserve up to 300,000 shares of common stock for the Program, to be arranged through and administered by Robinhood Financial LLC, an American financial services company, and DonateStock, a fintech philanthropy company.READ
AutoNexus chosen to prep and deliver Polestar cars in Australia
Fulfilment firm AutoNexus has been chosen as the logistics company for electric vehicle maker Polestar locally.
That means it will cover services including vehicle transport, processing, storage and full pre-delivery prep for Polestar’s electric vehicles as the latter expands in Australia.
Gores Guggenheim shareholders approved its combination with Swedish electric vehicle-maker Polestar in a special meeting held on June 22.READ
Plum Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ:PLMI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with digital transformation company Veea for a total enterprise value of approximately $281 million. New York City-based Veea aims to simplify secure edge computing by improving application responsiveness, reducing bandwidth and data transport costs, and eliminating central cloud dependency. The parties expect the transaction to be...
L Catterton Asia (NASDAQ:LCAA) announced this morning that it has upsized the committed financing in its combination with EV sports car maker Lotus to $870 million in total. The latest fuel injection comes in the form of $750 million in convertible notes and PIPE commitments under so far undisclosed terms. Counted purely as a PIPE,...
At the SPAC of Dawn SPAC closing timelines can always be somewhat unpredictable, but PROOF I (NYSE:PACI) has the opportunity today to vie for a recent speed record today. It announced a combination with private aviation firm Volato 118 days ago on August 2 and its shareholders are set to vote to approve the combination...
Dune Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ:DUNE) announced in an 8-K today that it has once again modified its agreement with sustainable energy firm Global Hydrogen. This amendment marks a reduction in Global Hydrogen’s equity value from $48 million to $43 million, alongside an increase in the available shares of common stock that is for the Global Gas Corporation...
At the SPAC of Dawn After mixed signals for the consumer sector earlier this month, initial Black Friday sales numbers have shown that Americans were not too stuffed for a shopping spree this year. Shoppers bagged between $9.8 billion and $10 billion in goods online, depending on one’s preferred source, either of which would be...