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Latest SPAC News: VinFast recalls first batch of EVs in the US, Arrival seeks second chance with EV tax credits, and QualTek files for bankruptcy
Vietnam’s VinFast recalls first batch of US-bound EVs over safety risk
Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast said it is recalling all of the first batch of vehicles it shipped to the United States last year following a safety warning issued by U.S. authorities.
The move came after the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said 999 of VinFast’s VF 8 vehicles suffered a software error in the dashboard display that prevented critical safety information from being shown and “may increase the risk of a crash”.
The recall statement comes less than two weeks after VinFast announced it would list in the United States via a merger with SPAC Black Spade Acquisition Co (NYSE:BSAQ).READ
British EV maker Arrival seeks second chance with US EV tax credits
British electric van startup Arrival (NASDAQ:ARVL) , which has hit many road bumps in its quest to become the next Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), now hopes huge subsidies from the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act and a second reverse merger will give it a fresh shot at survival.
Since it was founded in 2015, Arrival has developed vehicles for high-profile customers like United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) and Uber Technologies Inc (NYSE:UBER), but has burned through piles of cash without ever hitting mass production and is winding down its UK operations in favor of refocusing on the United States.
Telecom servicer QualTek enters bankruptcy to cut $307 mln debt
Telecommunications and power contractor QualTek Services Inc (NASDAQ:QTEK) filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, armed with a restructuring deal that could slash $307 million of the company’s $625 million debt.
QualTek went public through a SPAC deal in February 2022, just before the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates in an effort to curb inflation in the U.S. economy.
QualTek filed for Chapter 11 protection in Houston, saying that increasing debt costs were beginning to cut into its operating budget, at a time when inflation was already causing it to pay more for labor and energy.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...