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Latest SPAC News: Enjoy Technology files for bankruptcy, D-Orbit signs launch and deployment contract with Kepler Communications and Bird CEO steps down as president
SPAC Led by Former Apple Executive Goes Bankrupt Less Than a Year After Going Public
Enjoy Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:ENJY), a retail startup founded by former Apple Inc.executive Ron Johnson, filed for bankruptcy on Thursday — less than a year after going public through a merger with a blank-check company.
The company plans to keep operating and sell itself to Asurion LLC while in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, court papers show. Asurion has agreed to lend $52.5 million of new money to fund the Chapter 11 case.READ
D-Orbit Signs Launch and Deployment Contract with Leading Satellite Telecom Provider Kepler Communications
D-Orbit, the space logistics company that is going public through a transaction with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BREZ), today announced the signing of a launch and deployment contract with Kepler Communications, a private telecommunications company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
As previously announced on January 27, 2022, D-Orbit entered into a business combination agreement with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BREZ), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.READ
Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden steps down as president
Shared micromobility company Bird’s (NYSE:BRDS) board of directors has appointed Shane Torchiana as president of the company, replacing the company’s CEO and founder Travis VanderZanden. The new roles will begin effective June 29, per a regulatory filing.
VanderZanden, who previously served as the chief operating officer (COO) at ride-hailing company Lyft, will stay on as CEO of Bird and chair of the board of directors.
The Santa Monica–based e-scooter and e-bike sharing company is one of two micromobility companies to debut on the public markets, alongside Helbiz, both of which came to fruition via mergers with a SPAC. Bird debuted on the NYSE on November 5 via a merger with Switchback II. The company initially traded at $8.34 per share, with an expected valuation of around $2.3 billion.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...