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Latest SPAC News: Rumble stock rises after CEO says he won’t sell shares when lock-up period ends, One Energy announces commercial operation of digital substation, and Singapore Exchange becomes first major bourse in Asia to allow SPAC listings
Rumble stock rises after CEO Chris Pavlovski says he won’t sell any shares when the lock-up period ends
Shares of Rumble Inc. (NASDAQ:RUM) rose 0.9% in premarket trading Tuesday, after the video-sharing and social-media site’s Founder and Chief Executive Chris Pavlovski said he will “not sell” any of its shares with the lock-up period ends.
“When the lock-up is lifted, it will become evident who truly stands for free speech and who has other motivations. I, for one, remain deeply and passionately committed to our mission to protect a free and open internet,” Pavlovski said. “I did not take Rumble public just to sell my shares as soon as I can, and therefore have no plans to sell.”
The company went public in September 2022 after the acquisition by SPAC CF Acquisition Corp. VI closed on Sept. 16. The lock-up agreement stipulates that Pavlovski, who owns a 44.6% stake in Rumble, would be able to start selling his shares on the one-year anniversary of the closing date.READ
One Energy Announces Commercial Operation of First Fully Digital Substation in the U.S.
One Energy Enterprises Inc., a vertically integrated industrial power solutions company, today announced that the first fully digital, plug-and-play, transmission-voltage substation in the United States at One Energy’s Findlay headquarters, has completed energization and testing and begun commercial operation. One Energy’s digital substation, intended to power a Megawatt Hub, was built as proof of concept for the company’s new, fully digital station architecture.
On August 15, One Energy Enterprises Inc. and TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III (NYSE: TRTL) announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement.READ
Singapore Exchange Becomes the First Major Bourse in Asia to Allow SPAC Listings
As of September 3, 2021, the Singapore Exchange (SGX) is among Asia’s first major bourse to allow the listing of SPACs in a move that the city-state hopes will attract more firms to raise funds amid a stagnating IPO market.
The SGX has introduced a new framework to enable SPACs to list on the exchange, such as minimum market capitalization requirements, minimum SPAC IPO price, and minimum public float, among others.
Singapore’s benchmark index has traditionally been dominated by companies in property and finance, but through SPACs, the SGX has set its sights on attracting tech companies.READ
More Korean companies eying SPAC mergers to raise funds
A growing number of South Korean companies are going public by merging with a SPAC, with such mergers hitting an all-time high at the end of August. Analysts note that more companies are choosing to take a detour instead of a direct listing due to the worsening fundraising environment, including those for IPOs and investments, and the rising number of SPACs listed by brokerage houses this year.
According to the Korea Exchange on Sunday, 27 preliminary review requests were filed for SPAC mergers between January and August this year, up 68 percent from 16 a year ago.READ
FG Merger III Corp. filed for a $150 million IPO yesterday afternoon, marking the third SPAC to file on Wednesday. Similar to Blue Room (NASDAQ:IBLUU), which filed its $200 million IPO yesterday morning, FG Merger III intends to focus its search for a target business in the financial services industry in North America. Notably, FG...
10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ:VCXA) announced that it has completed its business combination with African Agriculture after shareholders approved the deal at a special meeting held on December 5. In connection with the meeting, 10X II received redemption requests for 1,857,033 Class A ordinary shares, representing 98.7% in aggregate redemptions since 10X II’s...
At the SPAC of Dawn The latter half of 2023 has largely told a story of retrenchment in the SPAC market as much of the excess in the domain has found itself terminating and liquidating. But, the increase in outgoing has not completely canceled out the boom in incoming as three new SPACs filed to...
TechyBird Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:TKBD) filed for a $60 million IPO today, putting it in line to become the second 2023 IPO from an underwriter that is relatively new to the SPAC space. That underwriter, Spartan Capital Securities, brought Aimei Health Technology (NASDAQ:AFJK) to market last week with similar terms as this new member to its...
Blue Room Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:IBLUU) submitted its S-1 filing this morning for a $200 million IPO. The new SPAC has set its sights on targets in the financial sector, ranging in market value between $250 million and $500 million, and primarily situated in the U.S. Its primary objective is to identify an innovative company leveraging...