The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: July 31, 2023
by Marlena Haddad on 2023-07-31 at 11:36am

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

Latest SPAC News: eToro agrees to $120M secondary share sale, Lotus cuts jobs, and ZeroNox announces multi-year partnership with NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team


Israel’s eToro agrees to $120 mln secondary share sale

Israeli digital brokerage eToro has agreed to a $120 million secondary share sale, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday, more than a year after it scrapped its plans to go public through a merger with FinTech Acquisition Corp.

Through the secondary sale, the company is giving its employees and angel investors a chance to sell shares to eToro’s existing investors, according to an internal memo whose contents were confirmed by a company spokesperson.

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Lotus cuts jobs, plans China factory

Lotus Cars will cut up to 200 jobs from its UK workforce after posting heavy financial losses for the second consecutive year.

The move comes as Lotus gears up to make its electric cars at a plant in China for export to the UK and other markets. Lotus announced that it made a pre-tax loss of £145.1 million in 2022, after a £86.6 million loss in the previous year.

Lotus, owned by Chinese company Geely, stated in January that it will seek public listing of the car-maker in the US through a merger with L Catterton Asia (NASDAQ:LCAA). The deal values Lotus at $5.4 billion.

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ZeroNox Announces Multi-Year Partnership with NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team

ZeroNox Inc., a leading provider of sustainable, off-highway vehicle electrification, today announced a multi-year partnership agreement with the NIO 333 Racing Formula E Team. The agreement marks the Company’s entry into the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship (“Formula E”).

ZeroNox will join Formula E for seasons 10, 11, and 12, and benefit from mutual partnership opportunities including brand awareness, technical synergies and potential collaborations across the Formula E Ecosystem.

As previously announced, ZeroNox signed a definitive business combination agreement with The Growth for Good Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: GFGD).

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JET.AI LAUNCHES AI-POWERED CHARTER BOOKING PLATFORM: CHARTERGPT

Jet Token Inc., doing business as Jet.AI, an innovative private aviation, AI, company, today announced the launch of its AI-powered charter booking application, CharterGPT. This cutting-edge technology automates the manual process of booking a private jet. Through natural language processing, the CharterGPT app communicates with both consumers and charter operators to reduce the time spent by a broker as the “human-in-the-loop.”

CharterGPT is Jet.AI’s most recent product launch comes on the heels of its proposed business combination announcement with Oxbridge Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ: OXAC).

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