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Latest SPAC News: PlayStudios to acquire Branium for $70M, Aspiration CEO Cheren steps down as SPAC merger faces delay, and Southland awarded $243M contract
PlayStudios to acquire casual game developer Branium for at least $70M
Through the deal, PlayStudios (NASDAQ:MYPS) will add a number of popular casual games such as solitaire, sudoku and mahjong to its portfolio. The business added that the deal will more than double the number of average daily active users of its products.
The acquisition includes a $70m up-front cash payment, plus a further contingent consideration of undisclosed size, depending on the performance of Brainium between now and the end pf the year.
PlayStudios went public in June 2021, after agreeing to a deal with special purpose acquisition company Acies Acquisition Corporation to list on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.READ
Aspiration CEO Cherny Stepping Down as SPAC Merger Faces a Delay
Andrei Cherny, the chief executive officer of financial-technology firm Aspiration, is stepping down from his post at the company he co-founded amid a delay in plans to merge with a special purpose acquisition company.
Olivia Albrecht, who joined earlier this year as the firm’s chief sustainability officer, is taking over as CEO, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified discussing the move that hasn’t been announced publicly. Cherny didn’t immediately return a message for comment.
Cherny, who helped found the firm nine years ago, expedited a plan to step down given that a public listing through a merger with SPAC InterPrivate III Financial Partners Inc. (NYSE:IPVF).READ
Southland Awarded $243 Million Florida Department of Transportation US 19 Pinellas County Roadway Project
Southland Holdings, LLC, announced today that a subsidiary in its Transportation segment, Johnson Bros., has been awarded a $243 million contract to construct the US 19 Pinellas County roadway project for the Florida Department of Transportation (“FDOT”) in Clearwater, Florida.
The scope of work includes reconstructing US 19 into a six-lane, controlled access facility with frontage roads on both sides of the roadway. This project is expected to help ease traffic congestion for a community that has seen significant population growth in recent years. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2022.
On May 25th, 2022, Southland entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with publicly-traded Legato Merger Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company (NASDAQ: LGTO).
Prime Impact I (NYSE:PIAI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with auto insurance firm Cheche at an enterprise value of $841 million, or about 2.3x its 2022 revenue. Beijing-based Cheche provides a digital insurance platform for car owners in China with about 34 million vehicles covered. The combined company is expected to trade...
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Pono Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:PONO) disclosed in an 8-K filing this morning that its shareholders approved its combination with air mobility company AERWINS at a special meeting held on Friday, January 27. Holders of 12,412,861 common shares were present at the meeting and the deal was approved with 11,218,712 shares in favor of the transaction. The filing did not...
European Biotech (NASDAQ:EBAC) announced in an 8-K this morning that it has increased its PIPE by $7.8 million and added $7 million to the convertible loans attached to the combination with biotech firm Oculis. The new PIPE cash comes at $10 per share and joins $63.3 million in existing PIPE financing for a total of...
DHC Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:DHCA) announced that it is formally terminating its combination with conservative banking venture GloriFi. This was essentially a formality because the SPAC already announced in November that GloriFi had begun the process of winding down. The two sides announced their $1.7 billion combination in July. But, even at the time, public details...