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Latest SPAC News: Virgin Galactic appoints new top lawyer, Trump Media SPAC rises after investors approve merger deadline extension, and Al Maadeed to be first Qatari to list company on NYSE
Virgin Galactic, Preparing for Liftoff, Appoints New Top Lawyer
Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SPCE), a commercial spaceflight company backed by billionaire Richard Branson which combined with Social Capital Hedosophia Acquisition Corp., has named Sarah Kim its chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
Kim, who has been general counsel for the newly-merged Topgolf Callaway Brands Inc., will take on those roles as of Dec. 5, Virgin Galactic announced this week. She succeeds former legal chief Michelle Kley, who left Virgin Galactic in July.READ
Trump Media SPAC Rises After Investors Approve Merger Deadline Extension
Shares of the SPAC attempting to take public Donald Trump’s social-media company rose more than 5% in afternoon trading after investors extended the deadline for the deal to be completed to September 2023.
The SPAC, Digital World Acquisition (NASDAQ:DWAC), had tried several times in recent weeks to secure the approval of 65% of its investors to extend the deadline, but was unable to do so until Tuesday.READ
Al Maadeed first Qatari to list his company on NYSE
Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company founded by a Qatari Sultan al-Maadeed, has listed its newly acquired Babylon Holdings Limited in the New York Stock Exchange.
This makes al-Maadeed the first Qatari and Gulf national to establish an American company to be listed on the American stock exchange. The Babylon Holdings Limited has been listed under the ticker symbol ‘BBLN’.READ
MENA fintech hubs are channelling funds into the sector but need to keep momentum
The fintech sector in the Middle East and Africa Region (MENA) has already raised $1.73 billion in the first half of 2022, as per a report by global strategy consulting business Strategy&. In 2021, the sector raised $2.5 billion in funding.
The amount of fintech investment in the MENA region reached $448 million in 2021 across 108 transactions. There were also four fintech “exits”—the highest for a single year. A fintech exit includes IPOs, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), mergers, and acquisitions.READ
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending March 17, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. Despite this week’s headlines about bank failures, EF Hutton managed to file both a new S-1 registration statement and price an IPO. They should have...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: Northern Genesis III, MSD, and Tech and Energy Transition Corp. Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. III (NGC) to Liquidate on March 24 Northern Genesis III (NYSE:NGC) announced that it will redeem all outstanding shares effective as of the close of business on March 27. Shares will cease trading on March 24 and the per-share...
Tech and Energy Transition Corp. (NASDAQ: TETC) announced this afternoon that its shareholders have voted against a proposal to extend the SPAC’s timeline to complete a business combination. Holders of 38,069,946 shares of TETC’s common stock, comprised of 28,495,396 shares of Class A common stock, and 9,575,000 shares of Class B common stock, were present at...
Direct Selling Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: DSAQ) announced this morning that it intends to adjourn its extension vote, originally scheduled to be held on March 22, and will reconvene on March 24 at 11:00 a.m. The SPAC has also extended the redemption deadline to March 22 at 5:00 p.m. It is currently facing a completion deadline of March...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Latest SPAC News: Saudi Arabia explores setting up framework for SPAC listings, and Boxed considers filing for bankruptcy Saudi Arabia Explores Setting Up Framework for SPAC Listings Saudi Arabia’s market regulator is looking into setting up a...