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Latest SPAC News: VW, Glencore back $1B SPAC mine deal, Lordstown Motors to sue Foxconn, and Circle to move forward with IPO
VW, Glencore Back $1 Billion SPAC Mine Deal to Secure EV Metals
Russian metal industry veteran Artem Volynets’ blank check firm agreed to acquire two Brazilian mines for $1 billion including debt in a bid to tap demand from electric-vehicle makers.
London-listed ACG Acquisition Co. (LON:ACG) is buying the assets from private equity firm Appian Capital Advisory, according to a statement Monday confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. Volkswagen AG’s (OTCMKTS: VWAPY) battery arm will support the deal with a $100 million prepayment for future nickel deliveries, while commodities trader Glencore Plc (OTCMKTS: GLNCY) will buy $100 million of ACG stock.READ
Lordstown Motors to sue former savior Foxconn
Lordstown Motors (NASDAQ:RIDE), the Ohio-based electric vehicle (EV) maker, is preparing to sue Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturer, if it fails to buy nearly 10% of Lordstown’s shares and pulls out of an investment agreement.
The threat of litigation comes as Lordstown struggles to raise capital and stay in business. Lordstown has faced a long string of capital challenges and internal scandals since becoming publicly traded following a merger with a special purpose acquisition company.
Circle Moves Forward With IPO Plans Despite The SEC’s Moves
The SEC has been closely monitoring the crypto industry after the events from last year. Top players like Binance and Coinbase have recently faced lawsuits from the top regulator.
However, Circle, the USDC stablecoin issuer, recently announced that it would proceed with its public listing plans despite the decisive action taken by the SEC.
Circle’s move towards being a publicly listed company began during the 2021 cryptocurrency’s bullish season. At that time, the company stated that it was ready to enter a merger with a SPAC to become a public company.READ
Mobiv Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MOBV) announced this afternoon that it has closed its combination with EV motorcycle-maker SRIVARU. Shareholders originally approved the deal at a special meeting held back on September 28, but at that time, the parties expected the transaction to take just a week to close. Redemptions whittled Mobiv’s IPO share pool of 10,005,000 down...
Achari Ventures I (NASDAQ:AVHI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with medtech firm Vaso Corporation at an equity value of $176 million, or 19.5x its 2022 adjusted EBITDA. Wuxi, China-based Vaso provides IT services and sales support to medical device manufacturers. The combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the...
EF Hutton Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ:EFHT) announced this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with E.C.D. Auto Design. At the meeting, there were 5,089,203 shares of common stock, representing approximately 76.82% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, present. In connection with the meeting, the company’s stockholders holding 3,470,945 shares,...
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...