Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web.
VinFast’s second-quarter deliveries jump over fivefold sequentially
Vietnamese electric-vehicle maker VinFast said on Monday it had delivered 9,535 vehicles in the second quarter, recording a more than fivefold jump from the first quarter.
The company, whose U.S.-listed shares fell 1.2% on Monday, reported 11,315 deliveries for the first half of this year.
VinFast’s blockbuster debut on Wall Street in August through a merger Black Spade Acquisition Co. with saw its shares more than triple in value, but the company’s small amount of publicly available shares has made the stock prone to volatility.READ
Latch, Soon to Be Door.com, Announces New 48,000+ Square Foot Headquarters, Bringing 30 Jobs to St. Louis
Latch, Inc., soon to be rebranded to Door.com, today announced it is moving its headquarters from New York City to St. Louis. Located at 1220 N. Price Road in the Olivette community, the leased facility features both warehouse and office space, bringing all inventory and select core business functions together under one roof.
The company, which combined with TS Innovation Acquisitions Corp. in 2021, believes this streamlining of activities in St. Louis will enable better support to its customers and will continue to drive more operational discipline and efficiency. With 16 new team members already based in St. Louis, Latch plans to bring more than 30 total jobs to the city to support future growth and strengthen its team in the area.
“The new headquarters will allow us to bring key teams together, such as sales and finance, centralize inventory, process returns, and perform testing in-house to create a strong foundation for building the business long term and handling potential future accelerated growth”READ
UpHealth Puts Unit in Bankruptcy After Losing SPAC Fee Ruling
A unit of UpHealth Inc. filed for bankruptcy after a judge recently ruled the telemedicine provider must pay investment bank Needham & Co. a $31.3 million fee for arranging its 2021 merger with a publicly traded blank-check company.
UpHealth Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 on Tuesday, listing assets and liabilities each of between $100 million and $500 million, according to a Delaware bankruptcy petition.
The company completed a combination with GigCapital2 Inc. and Cloudbreak Health LLC in June 2021 and began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The deal is the latest involving a former special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, transaction to collapse into a bankruptcy.READ
Mobiv Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:MOBV) announced this afternoon that it has closed its combination with EV motorcycle-maker SRIVARU. Shareholders originally approved the deal at a special meeting held back on September 28, but at that time, the parties expected the transaction to take just a week to close. Redemptions whittled Mobiv’s IPO share pool of 10,005,000 down...
Achari Ventures I (NASDAQ:AVHI) has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with medtech firm Vaso Corporation at an equity value of $176 million, or 19.5x its 2022 adjusted EBITDA. Wuxi, China-based Vaso provides IT services and sales support to medical device manufacturers. The combined company is expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the...
EF Hutton Acquisition Corp. I (NASDAQ:EFHT) announced this morning that its shareholders have approved its business combination with E.C.D. Auto Design. At the meeting, there were 5,089,203 shares of common stock, representing approximately 76.82% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, present. In connection with the meeting, the company’s stockholders holding 3,470,945 shares,...
Legato Merger Corp. III (NYSE:LEGT) filed for a $175 million IPO yesterday afternoon, becoming the fourth SPAC to file this week. While the other three SPACs that filed their S-1s earlier this week intend to pursue targets in the financial services and biotech industries, Legato III, similar to the earlier Legato SPACs, will focus on...
At the SPAC of Dawn This week ends with an unusually busy earnings calendar as 172 US-listed companies report quarterly figures today. Among them is Exela Technologies (NASDSAQ:XELA), which completed a combination with Quinpario 2 in 2017. The billing software company has gone on to do another SPAC deal on November 29, this time spinning...