The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: December 16, 2022
by Nicholas Alan Clayton on 2022-12-16 at 11:30am

 


Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: Execs leave Digital World as Trump Launches NFT collection, Faraday Future slides on capex plans


Three Execs Abruptly Depart SPAC As Lingering Investigations And Market Chaos Imperil Deal

Digital World Acquisition Corp., the special-purpose acquisition company picked to take former President Donald Trump’s social media company public, unveiled a series of high-level departures on Friday since the end of last month—deepening potential worries for the firm as it struggles to finalize a deal amid regulatory investigations and broader market chaos.

In a regulatory filing released Friday morning, Digital World announced board member Rodrigo Veloso and chief financial officer Lee Jacobson sent letters of resignation to the company on December 9, while board member Luiz Philippe Braganza informed the firm of his departure on November 28.

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Faraday Future slides after signaling need for funds to start production

Shares of Faraday Future Intelligent Electric (NASDAQ:FFIE), which combined with Property Solutions in July 2021, tumbled 21% on Friday after the company unveiled production plans for its much-delayed luxury electric car that hinged on securing additional financing.

The company is in talks with new and existing investors to raise the $150 million to $170 million in capital needed to start production in March and deliveries a month later of the FF 91 Futurist, Faraday disclosed on Thursday.

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Donald Trump’s launch of $99 NFTs sparks 10% decline in Digital World SPAC linked to Truth Social

Former President Donald Trump’s launch of $99 digital NFTs failed to gin up excitement among investors in the Digital World Acquisition SPAC (NASDAQ:DWAC) that is seeking to merge with Trump’s Truth Social.

Shares of Digital World Acquisition initially spiked as much as 10% on Wednesday after Trump teased a “major announcement.” The stock has had a knack for rallying ahead of anticipated Trump rallies and other developments related to his 2024 re-election bid.

But Digital World stock gave up all of those gains on Thursday after the “major announcement” turned out to be the launch of the ‘Donald Trump Digital Trading Card Collection’ at a time when the crypto and NFT market has been decimated.

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